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Windows 7: where do unpinned apps go??

25 Aug 2011   #1
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
where do unpinned apps go??

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

After reading the link, I didn't see where apps are placed, after there unpinned, unless I just didn't see it. Being new to Win 7, I freaked when I unpinned and had no clue where the app went.

Thank you


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26 Aug 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello GR,

Pinning a program or folder (toolbar) is basically creating a shortcut of it on the taskbar. If you unpin the item from the taskbar, the item is still at it's original location. Just the shortcut (pinned item) on the taskbar was removed.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Aug 2011   #3
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

a pinned app is just a shortcut to where the app is installed.

scrooge
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26 Aug 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can find your unpinned apps either in the Start menu or All Programs.
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26 Aug 2011   #5
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

For example, I dragged notebook to taskbar, later deleted it, now I can't find it. I dragged it from Accessories now it's not there. There was an app that came with Win 7, which allowed me to cut any portion of a photo, can't remember name. But same thing, I dragged it from start menu to taskbar, unpinned it, it's not in the start menu, these have to be stored somewhere?



Thanks,
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26 Aug 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

GRB70,

If you drag a item from the Start Menu to the desktop like that, it moves it from the Start Menu to the Desktop. When you delete it (or anything) it removes it from that location and places it in the Recycle Bin.

I would recommend that you stop dragging items, and right click on them to use the "Pin to Taskbar" or "Unpin from Taskbar" option instead. It's much safer.

You could use the tutorial below to make restoring any items that you deleted by mistake in the Start Menu "All Programs" area easier.

Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts
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26 Aug 2011   #7
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

When you say it's gone, you mean gone in the sense of that entry from the start menu, correct? It couldn't have uninstalled it, or no?
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26 Aug 2011   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you clicked accessories in the start / all programs menu as notepad and the snipping tool are in accessories.
edit: sorry i just noticed you said you dragged from Accessories my mistake.
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26 Aug 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRB70 View Post
When you say it's gone, you mean gone in the sense of that entry from the start menu, correct? It couldn't have uninstalled it, or no?
No you did not uninstall it. It is still in the Program Files. The entry in All Programs is just a shortcut too. But as Brink said, do not drag things around. Use safer methods.
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26 Aug 2011   #10
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

thanks for the help all, sorry for the trouble. Win 7 caught me off guard.
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