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Windows 7: Pinning icons to taskbar in W7

17 Aug 2013   #1
kemperhills

 
 
Pinning icons to taskbar in W7

I cannot get some icons, My Computer, Control Panel etc., to pin to the taskbar in W7. It keeps pinning them to Windows Explorer.

I have just bought a new computer running W7 because my old computer running XP suffered from old age.

In XP all you had to do was click on the icon, unlock the task bar, and drag the icon to the taskbar, but that doesn't work in W7

So how do you pin icons to the taskbar in W7.

Thanks.


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17 Aug 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

im using win 8 atm so cant check, but if you open control panel cant you then right click the icon on the taskbar and select pin to taskbar.

im not so sure about computer, it may be possible to track it down in the "C//windows" folder then crete a shortcut , what i do is in an open explorer page , click computer in the left side of the window tree
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17 Aug 2013   #3
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

kemperhills, look here for control panel

Control Panel - Pin to Taskbar

Windows 8 will do it easily, I'm not sure if you can do computer with 7
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17 Aug 2013   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You're right about Control panel Booh,

Control Panel - Pin to Taskbar

Computer is a little different though,

Computer - Pin to Taskbar

I have both pinned to my taskbar.
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17 Aug 2013   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

brilliant,now i have computer there too. cheers derek
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17 Aug 2013   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
brilliant,now i have computer there too. cheers derek
Cheers Jules.
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17 Aug 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That works great derekimo. I have found another way to do it also.
Start Orb and type Control Panel. Right click on Control Panel and choose Pin to Taskbar.
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17 Aug 2013   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
That works great derekimo. I have found another way to do it also.
Start Orb and type Control Panel. Right click on Control Panel and choose Pin to Taskbar.
Yep, that also works.
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17 Aug 2013   #9
kemperhills

 
 
Pinning icons

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
kemperhills, look here for control panel

Control Panel - Pin to Taskbar

Windows 8 will do it easily, I'm not sure if you can do computer with 7
Yup, that worked. Simple when you know how to do it. Thanks a lot.
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17 Aug 2013   #10
kemperhills

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You're right about Control panel Booh,

Control Panel - Pin to Taskbar

Computer is a little different though,

Computer - Pin to Taskbar

I have both pinned to my taskbar.
Don't know what I am doing wrong. I follow the instructions for pinning computer and when I unzip the file and pin it to the taskbar I get and icon for libraries. Tried 4 times and got the same results. Never computer.
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