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Windows 7: library folder in task bar


27 Feb 2009   #1

Windows Seven 64 bit
 
 
library folder in task bar

Ok....I can not seem to pin the folders library to the task bar. It somehow dissapeared, and when I go to drag/drop it on the taskbar, I get the red circle/slash do not allow symbol.


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27 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Hello wheresjerry

Follow these simple steps:

1. Open Start menu and then open Computer.

2. At the computer window, click Libraries on the left pane.

3. You will see a libraries icon on your taskbar. Right-click on it and select "pin this program to the taskbar"

4. Done.

Hope it helps.
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27 Feb 2009   #3

Windows Seven 64 bit
 
 

I have tried that....I can do this for some icons, but not that one. The Library folder is an awesome starting point for accessing important folders I use...
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27 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Are you right-clicking on the taskbar's icon displayed after you open Libraries window? Or the one in the window? I tried in my Windows 7 several times and it works...
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27 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Try this way:

Open C:\Users\_your_user_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

You will find all taskbar pinned items / shortcuts in there.

Right click in there and create a new shortcut, with the path %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe

Restart or logoff if necessary.

This should work.
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27 Feb 2009   #6

Windows Seven 64 bit
 
 

I get as far in the path as quick launch.......I do not see user pinned\taskbar so I can not seem to get farther than that. I am able to make a shortcut with in that folder for Library then what?
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27 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi wheresjerry,

Limneos's method works, however there is a quicker way. Click the Start Orb and then click Documents. In the taskbar, right-click on the icon and select Pin this program to taskbar.
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27 Feb 2009   #8

Windows Seven 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi wheresjerry,

Limneos's method works, however there is a quicker way. Click the Start Orb and then click Documents. In the taskbar, right-click on the icon and select Pin this program to taskbar.

I have done that, but those options to pin to taskbar do not show up....
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27 Feb 2009   #9

Windows Seven 64 bit
 
 

when I right click on my username at the top of start button options (upper right) I get an option to restore default libraries, selecting that, brings up the library folder.
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27 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wheresjerry
I have done that, but those options to pin to taskbar do not show up....
What options do you have when you do this? This is what I get, firstly when it is not pinned to the taskbar and secondly when it is.
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