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Windows 7: Duplicate shortcuts in the taskbar

20 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Duplicate shortcuts in the taskbar

A few days ago, when I added Google Chrome to my taskbar, all of my other icons disappeared. When I replaced them, they all had a (2) after their names and I when I tried to get rid of it by renaming them it said that a shortcut with that name already existed. How can I delete the icons that I can't see?


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21 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Nomnomno, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Ths pinned items on the taskbar will be located in this this hidden system folder:

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

You should be able to remove the duplicates from here. You may need to restart afterwards to apply though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, that fixed it.
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21 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Nomnomno. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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