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Windows 7: Can't Unpin folder from Windows Explorer TaskBar Jumpli

14 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't Unpin folder from Windows Explorer TaskBar Jumpli

So, I've been using Windows 7 RC for about two weeks now and I love it. The only problem I've had so far is as follows.

I have all my personal data on a separate partition from my OS and so I had a shortcut to the Documents folder on this partition on my desktop. When I first got Windows 7, I clicked on this shortcut and pinned a folder to my taskbar. Later, I was cleaning up my desktop and deleted this shortcut, which is unnecessary because of the library feature. Now, I am unable to unpin the link from the windows explorer jumplist on the taskbar. I can click on the unpin icon, or right click and choose 'unpin' but it refuses to go away. Oddly, the path for this item is listed as

c:\Users\[my username]\Desktop\Desktop - Shortcut\[folder name]

rather than d:\Documents\[folder name]

either way, I cannot unpin it and was wondering if anyone knows of a configuration file or registry key where I could manually remove this item.

I've already tried creating that same link again and then re-pinning it and unpinning it, but to no avail. Anyone had anything like this turn up?


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25 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have this same problem with a file I opened on a network location. I didn't even pin it in the first place, which is frustrating... but now it won't un-pin!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello CreepinJesus,

You might see if you can remove it from the hidden systen folder below to remove it from the taskbar.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

That doesn't work, all that is in that folder is a list of programs pinned to the taskbar. I need to unpin folders from within the windows explorer right-click pin list. It seems to be only network folders that can't be unpinned.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi all,

I have the same problem with my NAS. I can not upin it from the Windows exporer using any of the method found in this forum (i.e. delete registry 'Start menu' or change the Taskbar settings)

Did anyone find an answer?

Microsoft should fix this ASAP.... NAS are becoming popular..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 - 32Bit
 
 

I was having the same problem, I stubled across a different forum. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/c17f641c-4e0d-41aa-8bed-e8f049c5f414

Sounds like some guys did not have luck but it worked for me. The only thing is that I had to do it 2 times.

1. Right click on the start menu and select "Properties".

2. Under "Privacy" - Uncheck both "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start Menu" as well as "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".

3. Select Apply and OK.

4. Right click on "Windows Explorer" icon in your taskbar.

5. Select unpin from this list on the item that is stuck.

6. Repete steps one and two (only make the check boxes checked again).

7. Select Apply and OK again.

NOTE: At this point the item came back for me.

8. Right click on "Windows Explorer" icon in your taskbar again.

9. Select unpin from this list on the item that is stuck again.


I hope this helps someone out. It worked for me. But as I said it sounded like it might not have worked some others on the other forum.

Tags: Unpin Windows Explorer jump list, Can't unpin Windows Explorer jump list, Windows Explorer jump list problem, NAS item Windows Explorer jump list
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01 Jan 2010   #7
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Can you restore the shortcut from the Recycle Bin, if you haven't already emptied the bin.
You made a mistake of deleting the shortcut first, and then it would be stuck on the jumplist. If you have emptied the recycle bin, try a system restore. Once that shortcut has come back up, right click it and choose 'Unpin from taskbar', then you can delete it.

Dom
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01 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 - 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
You made a mistake of deleting the shortcut first, and then it would be stuck on the jumplist.
Dom
That was not the case in my situation. There seems also to be a windows bug with NAS devices.

I had not deleted anything; I only added it to the jump list, trying things out in Windows 7, then I could not remove it.

I am only bringing this up for others who stumble on this thread.

I would call both instances a bug rather than his mistake. If you delete the file it should be removed from the jump list or at least changed to a different icon indicating the file is missing; and you should still be able to remove the item from the jump list. And in my case, just because the file is on a NAS device, I should still be able to remove it from the jump list.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2010   #9
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GregInChrist View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
You made a mistake of deleting the shortcut first, and then it would be stuck on the jumplist.
Dom
That was not the case in my situation. There seems also to be a windows bug with NAS devices.

I had not deleted anything; I only added it to the jump list, trying things out in Windows 7, then I could not remove it.

I am only bringing this up for others who stumble on this thread.

I would call both instances a bug rather than his mistake. If you delete the file it should be removed from the jump list or at least changed to a different icon indicating the file is missing; and you should still be able to remove the item from the jump list. And in my case, just because the file is on a NAS device, I should still be able to remove it from the jump list.
I was speaking to the OP
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 - 32Bit
 
 

I thought so. I just wanted to make it clear for others who might have the problem I did.
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