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Windows 7: I can't pin anything to taskbar


15 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
I can't pin anything to taskbar

I can't pin anything to taskbar. Everything what I try to pin doesn't appear in the taskbar. What should I do?

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15 Jul 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tgrs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure what may be causing this, but a repair install should be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Jul 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tgrs View Post
I can't pin anything to taskbar. Everything what I try to pin doesn't appear in the taskbar. What should I do?
All due respect, Brink...

Please clarify what you mean by "everything".

EXAMPLE:
Pinning C:\Users\NAME to the taskbar would appear on the context menu of the pinned Explorer icon - not as an additional icon. It would be pinned, but might not appear as you expect it to.
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16 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Repair install solved the problem. Thank you.
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16 Jul 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tgrs View Post
Repair install solved the problem. Thank you.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
All due respect, Brink...
I paid for my insolence.
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16 Jul 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, no problem Antman. A repair install is normally a last resort though to try and avoid a clean reinstall.


Tgrs,

I happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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28 Sep 2009   #7

Win 7 x64
 
 

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21 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

after a search...I am having this same problem.

if I do a repair install would it mess with anything on my hard drive as far as music, programs etc? what if i have my c drive partitioned with said files on my partition drive would it delete my partition? i dont really wanna do a repair install but i cant pin anything to my taskbar anymore and its really annoying.

the above link posted doesnt work for me
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22 Feb 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bob,

No, it will not delete these files. To be safe though, you should always backup anything that you do not want to lose in case something goes wrong.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Brink, sorry for the late response as I've been on vacation!

Where would one go to do this repair install clean and safely? Darned Gateway doesn't come with install discs so I may just have to give their tech support a ring. I believe I might be able to create them within the PC would I use those?
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