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Windows 7: Any way to pin an .xls file to explorer icon on taskbar


04 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Any way to pin an .xls file to explorer icon on taskbar

I have an xls file that I frequent a lot and was hoping I could pin it to the explorer icon on my taskbar. I know I can pin it to the taskbar under the excel icon but I don't need an excel icon on my taskbar to clutter it up. Is there any way to pin it to the explorer icon instead?

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04 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Pinning to the taskbar is for applications, not files. That is the dealio.
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04 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Create a shortcut to it and pin that to the taskbar.
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04 Dec 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello DaGrandMastah,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

If you have windows explorer pinned to the taskbar, you could make a shortcut that was pinned to it. Unfortunately a shortcut won't pin to the taskbar itself.

Gary
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04 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

That;s funny because I just tried it and it worked.
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05 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not looking to make it it's own shortcut on the taskbar. I was hoping that I could add it as a link/shortcut within the windows explorer menu (when you right click on the explorer icon) but it won't allow me. The only thing it lets me do is pin to excel on the taskbar but I don't want/need an excel icon on there.
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05 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I'm not getting you, where do you want the icon to appear?

Can you provide a screen shot?
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05 Dec 2009   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Sadly, the option is not available to pin any .xls to taskbar.

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05 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I'm not getting you, where do you want the icon to appear?

Can you provide a screen shot?
I was looking to add it to the explorer icon. Right where my pointer is in the below pic.

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05 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

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