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Windows 7: Taskbar pinned icons - how to backup/restore them ?

04 Mar 2010   #1
timofort

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 
Taskbar pinned icons - how to backup/restore them ?

Hello

Because I have more than two dozen pinned icons, I search a solution to backup & restore them in case I have to duplicate user profile or reinstall OS.

These icons are customized (some of them with tips founded here, for exemple game explorer, recycle bin etc..) with special *ico

I know pinned icon links are stored to :

%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\

But restored links don't restore pinned icons on an empty taskbar, even if I reset iconcache.db and restart computer.

Are there some registry entries or configuration files to backup/restore in order to find my customized taskbar icons ?

Thanks


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04 Mar 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

Hello Tim,

You might see if keeping a folder with a copy of the pinned shortcuts as a backup. After a clean install,you could then just pin them back to the taskbar, or pin the folder to the taskbar to make it even faster.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Mar 2010   #3
timofort

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you Brink.

I will follow your advice

Bye.
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05 Mar 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

You're welcome. I hope it works well for you.
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