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Windows 7: Non-Executable Files Won't Unpin from Start Menu

04 Jan 2009   #1

Mac OS X Leopard, Windows 7
 
 
Non-Executable Files Won't Unpin from Start Menu

I noticed a bit of a weird error with the Windows 7 start menu. Whenever you drag an item into the start menu that isn't an executable file or a shortcut to an executable, it will create an entry, but it doesn't give you the full range of menu options to unpin it when you right click it.

For example. I selected my address bar in Firefox and directly dragged the link in the task bar to pin a shortcut to the website. Here's the menu I get when right clicking it, as opposed to right clicking, say, the Media Center shortcut.



So as you can see, there's really no way to unpin the website shortcut from the start menu unless I take the easy route by manually reseting the taskbar's contents back to default.

Any ideas?

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04 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

This is a known, and reported bug in the OS, at the present time the resetting method is the only workaround available


Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area
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04 Jan 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Takuro, welcome to Windows 7 Forums!

Thanks Nigel, I was just looking around to see if this had been resolved.

















Later Ted
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04 Jan 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hmm. I now have a link to this thread pinned to my start menu and I can't get rid of it.

Hello Takuro and Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Thanks Nigel.

Gary
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04 Jan 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Hmm. I now have a link to this thread pinned to my start menu and I can't get rid of it.

Hello Takuro and Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Don't know where this info. might be stored. Going to have to go looking for it. Not listed under AppData...Start Menu for default user or for my user. Anyone know where the pinned items are stored?

Oops!......Gary, Nigel just posted a link above.






Later Ted
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04 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Last Time I checked on this, couple of builds ago, Brink's tutorial was the only place that even suggested a solution anywhere on the web

It's probably been copied all over the place by now though

@Gary

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage

Delete favourites
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04 Jan 2009   #7

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

When started the post your wasn't there yet, Nigel. Saw it when I posted. Sorry.

Gary
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04 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Gary,

No problems mate, only reason I know that the web was bereft of a solution is that I went for about 3 days on an earlier build with Two items that couldn't be removed, until Brink came to the rescue as usual - then I re-installed the next day anyway Doh!
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04 Jan 2009   #9

Mac OS X Leopard, Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for taking time to reply to my inquiry, but most of all, thanks for the warm greetings. I had a feeling somebody must've brought this issue up since it seems like pinning such items would be a common practice for most users in normal day to day use of Windows 7. It seems like sort of a silly, simple bug, but hopefully it'll be addressed in future builds.

- Tak
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04 Jan 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes Takuro, hopefully it will be. You're welcome; were here whenever you need us.



















Later Ted
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