Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What happened to pinning folders to Explorer in 7100?

16 May 2009   #1
floepie

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
What happened to pinning folders to Explorer in 7100?

I have one machine with build 7068, in which I can drag a folder down onto the Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar and have that folder pinned to Windows Explorer. If I right click on Explorer, there is a list of frequent folders and pinned folders.

Now, in the RC build 7100, I can no longer pin folders to Explorer. Even more, there is no list of frequent folders nor pinned folders!

What happened to this feature?



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 May 2009   #2
kensiko

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

I have the list and I run 7100. You probably have a problem with your installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2009   #3
floepie

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

That is really odd. So, you can drag a folder from within any open Explorer window down onto the taskbar or the Windows Explorer icon there on the taskbar and have it be pinned to 'Explorer'? When I attempt to do this in 7100, a 'forbidden' icon appears (red circle with slash though it).

Perhaps it may be something I messed with in the settings? I can't imagine what it may be though....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 May 2009   #4
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

It works fine here, too.

RC x86
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2009   #5
floepie

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Thanks for replies.

Hey, I just noticed that I can pin folders and frequents work as expected when logged onto my admin account. But, they don't in my user account.

Can someone verify this behavior in their user account before I go through the trouble of reinstalling?

Is there a setting that I may have inadvertently turned off?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2009   #6
floepie

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Good god. Found the answer. It must be bug. Found it here:

Pinning folder links to Jump Lists in Win7 - Topic Powered by Eve For Enterprise

In short, you MUST have "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" checked in the Start Menu properties privacy section. Well, that certainly saved me a lot of time...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2009   #7
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

How can it be a bug if there's a setting for it?

[x] Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2009   #8
floepie

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

OK, first off, it's only the *first* of those two options that MUST be checked in order to pin stuff to Explorer. The second one has no bearing on whether I'm able to do that. Secondly, "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" is a *Start Menu* setting and should have no bearing on whether I'm able to pin stuff to an icon on the taskbar. If it's not a bug, then surely, it's very unexpected behavior, and a reworking of these options definitely in order.

EDIT: If I then go to uncheck the first of those two options in the privacy section, the pinned items to Explorer persist. Yep, definitely a bug.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2009   #9
unawave

Windows XP and 7
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2009   #10
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Pinning FTW!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What happened to pinning folders to Explorer in 7100?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Pinning 'Computer' to Windows Explorer Jump List
Hi, so I am familiar with the intrecacies of the Windows Explorer Jump List, I think. I know that you need to pin folders from 'Recent'. Problem is, nothing shows up in 'Recent' for me unless I have actually manipulated a file within that folder. And so, trying to pin 'Computer' on the...
General Discussion
Pinning Windows Explorer
Somehow my Windows Explorer is no longer on my taskbar. Don't even see an option on the right mouse to pin this appz. Sure could use some help please.
General Discussion
What's happened to my Comp ? Can't use Windows Explorer
What i did is installing the theme Aero Diamond by Alkhan at deviantart and after i installed it , my computer's completely dump . I can't open "my computer" or "my picture" or "my documents" . Even open a folder on my desktop . I can't even change the theme . When i left-clicked and choose...
General Discussion
Explorer Favorites Pinning
In vista on the left pane in explorer it was split between the regular file navigation and a favorites area at the top. The favorites was always available and allows for you to click on your most used folders faster. In Vista the favorites isn't pinned up there anymore. Any one know of a way...
Customization
7100-Update-Folders locked
When I originally tried top update from 7077 to 7100, something failed and I had to cancel update. My 7100 install files were placed on a partitioned drive, Drive D. When Windows reverted back to the 7077 build, I found that all folders on Drive D are locked. They were most likely locked during the...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App