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Windows 7: Pin multiple explorer windows to task bar


05 Mar 2009   #1

w7 dual boot vista32
 
 
Pin multiple explorer windows to task bar

I have read this tutorial but its does not seem to help me much.

What I would like to do is pin my download folder to my task bar as well as the explorer button. But every time i try to drag it, or right click and select pin to task bar nothing happens. When I hover over the explorer icon it gives me the option to unpin the folder, but it never shows up on its own.

what am I doing wrong? or can it even be done?

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05 Mar 2009   #2

Windows XP and 7
 
 

You are right. Seems to me it is not possible to place a second explorer icon in the taskbar.


Quick and dirty solution:
  1. Go to windows folder
  2. Make a copy of explorer.exe, name it e.g. explorer2.exe
  3. Make a link to this file on desktop
  4. Open properties of this link and add path to your desired folder; e.g. c:\windows\explorer2.exe c:\user\[user name]\Downloads
  5. (If you like: Open properties of this link and change icon)
  6. Pin this link to taskbar
  7. (If you like: Delete link on desktop)
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05 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Follow the instructions in this Tutorial New Library - Create and create a Downloads library.
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05 Mar 2009   #4

w7 dual boot vista32
 
 

Okay, so I got to step 4 okay. But once I change the target to the folder I want, I cant pin to task bar anymore because its not a .exe

So I was thinking that if I was to edit explorer2.exe in the way that this tutorial shows I should be able to get it to work... Problem is that I dont know how to change the example to point to the proper explorer2.exe and how to change the target to my download folder. Here are my targets:

C:\Explorer2.exe
C:\Users\Windows 7\Downloads
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05 Mar 2009   #5

w7 dual boot vista32
 
 

okay that wont work Dwarf.

Okay I moved the explorer2.exe to the same location as the orig explorer.exe
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05 Mar 2009   #6

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zerodegreec View Post
Problem is that I dont know how to change the example to point to the proper explorer2.exe and how to change the target to my download folder. Here are my targets:

C:\Explorer2.exe
C:\Users\Windows 7\Downloads
Put it in one line:
C:\Explorer2.exe C:\Users\Windows 7\Downloads
or
C:\windows\Explorer2.exe C:\Users\Windows 7\Downloads
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05 Mar 2009   #7

w7 dual boot vista32
 
 

Okay. the copy of explorer.exe is named explorer2.exe
Location:
C:\Windows\explorer2.exe

I have used the syntax
%SystemRoot%\explorer2.exe /n,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

and the new shortcut takes me to my documents folder. So how would I find out what the syntax should be for my downloads folder?
C:\Users\Windows 7\Downloads
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05 Mar 2009   #8

w7 dual boot vista32
 
 

Found a way

%SystemRoot%\explorer2.exe /e,C:\Users\Windows 7\Downloads

thanks everyone

now I have a link on my taskbar... sweet. Someone should make a tutorial for this
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