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Windows 7: Missing pin to taskbar option


18 Oct 2009   #1

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Missing pin to taskbar option

When I right-click on a folder or file it doesn't give me the option to Pin to task bar or pin to start menu. It works on my friends PC. What is the problem?
Regards,
Core7

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18 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Core7,

By default, only programs and program shortcuts can be pinned to the Start menu or Taskbar.

This will show you how to enable the pin a folder or file to the Start Menu option though.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...in-folder.html

This will show you a workaround for pinning folders to the taskbar.
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

A file can only be pinned to the taskbar by having it pinned through the jump list for the program that opens the file with by default. (ex: NotePad for a .txt file) See step 5 in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below for an example of this.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Oct 2009   #3

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks, but when I have a program opened and when I right-click on the icon the optoin for pin this program to taskbar is not there did something disable it or what because I realy whant that. the only optoin I get is close this program.

Regards,
Andrew
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19 Oct 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Strange. What program is this for Andrew?
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21 Oct 2009   #5

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I just want to pin i tunes to the taskbar and a folder, I have tryed everthing can't you think of how to fix this problem please Brink?
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21 Oct 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Could you post a screenshot of your taskbar area so I can see what is says when you have iTunes opened and right click on it's icon on the taskbar? It might help better understand what is happening.
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23 Oct 2009   #7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi here is the screen shot.


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23 Oct 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Core7,

As a test, see if you can pin the itunes shortcut in the Start Menu, or the itunes exe file in the itunes folder in the C:\Programs Files folder.
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23 Oct 2009   #9

 

How are you launching iTunes? If the taskbar can't resolve the exe or shortcut used to launch a window it won't give you the option to pin it (since it won't know how to relaunch it).
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25 Oct 2009   #10

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I realy tryed everything I can't get it pined. Thanks for replying all the time and please see if you guys can help me solve this problem
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