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Windows 7: Pinned taskbar applications pins

03 Jun 2016   #1
maneuv3r

UT - Utah
 
 
Pinned taskbar applications pins

In Windows 7 I can pin applications to the taskbar, for this example we'll be using the Windows Explorer application. Once pinned to the taskbar, I can also drag and drop folders onto the Windows Explorer's application icon in the taskbar which will add them to the "Pinned" group when I right lick on the Windows Explorer's application icon in the taskbar. The problem is every once in a while, the "Pinned" list is getting cleared and it's annoying having to rebuild it by finding, dragging and dropping each folder onto the Windows Explorer pinned taskbar icon again one by one. I know that the taskbar pinned applications are stored at C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\. Where can I find any one taskbar pinned application's "Pinned" list?


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03 Jun 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello maneuv3r, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may be using a program like "CCleaner" that could be clearing them.

The tutorial below can help show you how to backup and restore your pinned taskbar items.

Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7
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03 Jun 2016   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

These two tutorials might be of use to you:
Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7
Jump Lists - Backup and Restore in Windows 7

The answer to your question...
Where can I find any one taskbar pinned application's "Pinned" list?
...is complicated.

I could be remembering it wrong, but I think that the info is stored in a combination of these folders and the registry.
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations
It is hard to get those folders to show up in Windows (file) Explorer and the files/info inside of them is not simple to use.


edit: I type too slow. Brink posted while I was looking up stuff for my post.
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03 Jun 2016   #4
maneuv3r

UT - Utah
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I believe this registry key is the missing piece to the puzzle. I do have CCleaner, but have not run it in a long time, nor do I have the CCleaner service running so I'm not sure what's causing my "Pinned" list to get cleared. Anyway, I'll dig into these scripts you linked to and see what they're doing. Thanks again!
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03 Jun 2016   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad we could help. Please let us know how it went.
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