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Windows 7: Icon pinned to taskbar and cannot be unpinned

09 Sep 2009   #1
invertednick

Win 7
 
 
Icon pinned to taskbar and cannot be unpinned

Ive tried everything.
1. Went to C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar deleted everything nothing happened.
2. Cannot right click it either.
3. when left clicked this is said "This action is only valid for products that are currently installed"

please help. its annoying



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09 Sep 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes a simple restart will get rid of them if you haven't already tried that.

Another option is to reinstall the program the icon is for, unpin the icon, then uninstall the program.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Sep 2009   #3
invertednick

Win 7
 
 

ive tried both nothing...
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10 Sep 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I suppose that you can create a new administrator account, manually copy over your user folder files and Start Menu shortcuts that you want to keep, then delete the old account from within the new one after everything checks out ok.
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10 Sep 2009   #5
G2gCya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

hmm another user who experienced what i had experienced
i formated by comp for just that issue...
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