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Windows 7: Pin an external drive to the taskbar


14 Jul 2010   #1

Win7 64
 
 
Pin an external drive to the taskbar

I regularly access an external drive, and would like to pin the external drive to the task bar - tried but can't.

Any work around for this?

thanks - bruce

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14 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi reasoner. You can't pin it to the Taskbar, as it is actually a folder in Windows Explorer.

What you can do though, is Pin it to your Explorer Jumplist

To do this:
Plug the External HDD in
Open Computer (Start>Computer)
Drag the HDD's Icon onto the Explorer Icon it will say "pin to Explorer"
Now if you right click the Explorer Icon it will be at the very top


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14 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

Another option is to create a toolbar just for that drive.

How to Pin or Unpin a Drive to the Windows 7 Taskbar

Right-click on the Taskbar, select Toolbars->New toolbar... On the browse window that pops up, highlight the drive, click Select Folder and a toolbar will appear on the right-hand side of the taskbar. You can then have access to the drive or any of its folders right from the taskbar.

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14 Jul 2010   #4

Win7 64
 
 

Two great suggestions. Much appreciated.

reasoner
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14 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Your welcome Problem Solved?
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21 Jul 2010   #6

 
 

Thanks for the info guys. I've actually created a desktop shortcut so I didn't quite need this.
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