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Windows 7: Pinning Shortcuts to Taskbar


18 Jan 2011   #1

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Pinning Shortcuts to Taskbar

How do I pin a shortcut to the task bar? I have a shortcut on my desktop that I frequently use, and I want it to be on the task bar - it is the address to a documents file that I use all the time. When I drag and drop, it won't stick there.

thanks,
carl

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18 Jan 2011   #2
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Hello Carl,

If you right click on the shortcut, does it have a "Pin to Taskbar" option?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html

If not, could you post a screenshot of the properties page (right click) with the General tab showing?

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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19 Jan 2011   #3

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Can't pin to task bar

The shortcut does NOT have the option to pin to task bar. It is a shortcut to a document folder. One thing I DID notice, however, is that I have Windows Explorer pinned to the toolbar, and if I right click on that, it shows the pinned folder. I want the folder itself pinned to the toolbar because I'm constantly referring to it.

here's the general tab: Name:  ScreenShot001.jpg
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19 Jan 2011   #4

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aintnorock,
Go to start/click on documents/find and right click on your address file/send to desktop.
Post back if this is what you wanted.
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19 Jan 2011   #5

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19 Jan 2011   #6
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aintnorock View Post
The shortcut does NOT have the option to pin to task bar. It is a shortcut to a document folder. One thing I DID notice, however, is that I have Windows Explorer pinned to the toolbar, and if I right click on that, it shows the pinned folder. I want the folder itself pinned to the toolbar because I'm constantly referring to it.

here's the general tab: Attachment 133145
Ah, ok.

The problem is that it's a shortcut of a folder. By default, you can only pin applications or shortcuts of applications to the taskbar.

The tutorial below will show you a workaround for how to pin a folder to the taskbar though.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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