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27 Nov 2009   #1
moogy74

Windoes 7
 
 
Windows 7 Taskbar

Hi

Have just installed Windows 7. The taskbar buttons (Explorer, Media Player and Internet Explorer) appear and work in my profile, but do not appear at all in my wife's user profile.

Any suggestions on how to get it to appear?

Thanks!


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27 Nov 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moogy74 View Post
Hi

Have just installed Windows 7. The taskbar buttons (Explorer, Media Player and Internet Explorer) appear and work in my profile, but do not appear at all in my wife's user profile.

Any suggestions on how to get it to appear?

Thanks!
Easy is to run the application (Internet Explorer for example) and right click the button that appears below and hit pin to taskbar

Here is a tutorial that explains further...

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html
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27 Nov 2009   #3
moogy74

Windoes 7
 
 

Thanks for the help Zidane24, but the pin items does not appear as an option in the context menu and nor can I drag and drop items onto the taskbar. It shows the 'action not allowed' symbol ( the redcircle and the diagonal line through it) :-(
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27 Nov 2009   #4
RogerR

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moogy74 View Post
Hi

Have just installed Windows 7. The taskbar buttons (Explorer, Media Player and Internet Explorer) appear and work in my profile, but do not appear at all in my wife's user profile.
I have similar experiences with new programs. Setting up a computer for my kids and after installing Firefox form my admin account it did not appear in any of their profiles. A search found it easily enough and then a right-click Pin To Start Menu completed the task.

I'm guessing an "install as administrator" is the right way to do it, but this is perhaps easier still.
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27 Nov 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moogy74 View Post
Hi

Have just installed Windows 7. The taskbar buttons (Explorer, Media Player and Internet Explorer) appear and work in my profile, but do not appear at all in my wife's user profile.

Any suggestions on how to get it to appear?

Thanks!

Make sure she has an adminstrator account. Then go to the icon of the program, properties, then security make sure she has full permissions.
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27 Nov 2009   #6
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Surely you shouldn't need admin access to pin an item to the taskbar though?
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27 Nov 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Surely you shouldn't need admin access to pin an item to the taskbar though?
Exactly...something else has gone array here...
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27 Nov 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Moogy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As a test, create a new user account for you wife to see if they work in this new account. If so, then you can just copy the files from the old user account's user folders into the new user account's user folders. Afterwards if everything checks out ok, you can delete the old account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Nov 2009   #9
moogy74

Windoes 7
 
 

Hi Brink - tried that, but alas no joy either
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27 Nov 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Umm, something is not right. You might consider doing a repair install then.
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