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Windows 7: I can "Pin to Taskbar," but it doesn't appear on the taskbar

14 Feb 2016   #1
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
I can "Pin to Taskbar," but it doesn't appear on the taskbar

Hi,

I am new to SevenForums and really don't know much about it... so please be nice if I did something wrong.

So... I accidentally deleted the Windows Explorer icon on my taskbar. I went over to
C:\Windows, right clicked the explorer application, and re-pinned it. It didn't show up. I tried pinning other things, like Paint and Snipping Tool, and those don't show up either. I went to %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar, everything is in there, including explorer. I restarted my computer twice and explorer still isn't there. Everything shows up fine on other users.

Thanks in advance.


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14 Feb 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TechyNarwhal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like your pinned taskbar items may be corrupted. You can use the tutorial below to reset and clear your pinned taskbar items to fix this, but you'll have to "Pin to taskbar" everything you want again.

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7
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14 Feb 2016   #3
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

It didn't work...?
...and there's nothing in the TaskBar folder now...
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14 Feb 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, see if the tutorial below may help if there's an issue with "Pin to taskbar" itself.

Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu Missing from Context Menu Fix
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23 Feb 2016   #5
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks! I had changed the IsShortcut value to AriochIsShortcut to remove shortcut arrows. A youtube tutorial told me to.
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24 Feb 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Changing or deleting IsShortcut breaks "Pin to taskbar".

Here are some safe options to use to change or remove the shortcut arrow instead.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
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24 Feb 2016   #7
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I know, I changed it back to IsShortcut.
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24 Feb 2016   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

So, self inflicted wound?
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24 Feb 2016   #9
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I guess... I didn't know it would do that.
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24 Feb 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

TechyNarwhal a little 20/20 hind sight.
If one doesn't follow the tutorial recommend exactly, they will fall into problems.
Please keep this in mind when following other tutorials on this forum.
You will thank yourself for doing so.
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