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Windows 7: Restoring Pinned Items

06 May 2012   #1
Doodgraver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Restoring Pinned Items

Hello,

I screwed up again. I use windows 7 Home Premium 64bit for a month now and I made the same mistake I did when I first got it. I deleted my pinned items by accident. A month ago, I got the default items back, by closing explorer.exe and then restarting something. But I can't find out where I found that solution.

I know there are other solutions, but they don't work for me.

Does anybody know what I mean and how I can bring them back?

Greetings,
Ferry


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06 May 2012   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Ferry
Go to the start button and then all programs
Right click on the ones that you want to pin. That is the best way.
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06 May 2012   #3
Doodgraver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes I understand that, but it won't give me back my Show Desktop icon and Libraries icon.
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06 May 2012   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

To show desktop, just left click on the lower right near the clock. As far right as you can go.
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06 May 2012   #5
Doodgraver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes I know, but I want that back to my pinned items. I found it very handy there. I know I got it back like that a while back, but I can't remember how!
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06 May 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ferry, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to create a "Show Desktop" shortcut that you could pin to your taskbar, then delete the shortcut afterwards.
Show Desktop Shortcut - Create
You could use the tutorial below to pin Libraries (a folder) to the taskbar.
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
In addition, you could use the tutorial below to be able to backup and restore your pinned items on the taskbar.
Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7
Hope this helps,

Shawn
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06 May 2012   #7
Doodgraver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, it was not the solution I had last time, but at least everything is back! Thanks!
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06 May 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad that we could help.

Did you have them in Quick Launch instead?
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07 May 2012   #9
Doodgraver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have them in the left corner, from where the start menu is.
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07 May 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If it looked like this in the screenshots below, then that may have been Quick Launch.



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