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Windows 7: can't pin any folder to windows explorer shortcut in the taskbar

25 May 2012   #1

windows7 x64bit
can't pin any folder to windows explorer shortcut in the taskbar

it seems that many users are having this problem, I like to know if anyone have found a solution yet?

1. I deleted all the shortcuts and folders under AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar and started over by pinning Windows Explorer again and i still can't pin any additional folders under this shortcut.
2. I tried a System Restore, but it did not fix the problem.
3. I tried the fix proposed under similar thread called" Fix Unable to Pin App to Taskbar and Start Menu (Missing Context Menu and Jump Lists) Error in Windows 7 My Digital Life", it suggests that the cause of the problem is that the user have made the shortcut in Windows 7 to be ‘not a shortcut’ by removing IsShortcut key.
And to fix the issue is just to re-add the IsShortcut back to .lnk (and other extensions if applicable) shortcut to reset and restore back original state.

In my case, I see the IsShortcut registry key in my list. It was not removed as suggested by this fix. The key is there and has a blank for value. And I also see the arrow on the icons.

This fix also suggests that there are other extensions that may have been removed from the registry. Does anyone knows what are these extensions? and how they are related to folder shortcuts?

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