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Windows 7: Explorer Icon Won't Pin


23 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Explorer Icon Won't Pin

Hello all,
This problem started long while ago, I don't quite remember how but the pinned explorer icon on my taskbar one day disappeared, and now when I open explorer and right click it "Pin this program to taskbar" it just doesn't do anything. I close the explorer folder and the icon disappears from the taskbar as if I hadn't pinned it.
Even after right clicking it again I still see "Pin this program to taskbar" rather than "Unpin...".

This problem only happens with explorer.

I've searched google and this forum a couple of times already without finding any similiar issues or solutions.
Does anyone know what I could possibly do to get explorer pinned again?
Thanks.

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23 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Try restarting explorer.exe.

Right click on the taskbar > start task manager > under processes kill explorer.exe > then under applications click new task... > type in 'explorer' (no qoutes) and try pinning again
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23 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi,

Welcome to 7 forums

* This issue seems strange to me . If the above poster's instruction doesn't work, please try the below:

However, you can check if your task bar is locked or vice-versa. And then try to pin the Explorer. Make sure you close all other windows before you try. !!!
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23 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi removesoul and Welcome to SevenForums

Try going to Start menue/ Accessories/ highlite Windows Explorer, rt click, pin to taskbar. See if that works
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23 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks everyone, but I've tried what you said and nothing worked.

Maybe there's something I could change in the registry manually to make it pin?
Also I forgot to say, if I drag the any folder to the task bar it says "Pin to windows explorer", as if explorer is already pinned :s
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23 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Now, you right click the Task bar, go to Toolbars option, Check if 'Quick Launch' is enabled. If yes, disable it and try again. Coz, quick launch won't work with 7, which might cause the issue in your case !!!
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23 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If that doesn't work, you can add the drives as Tool Bar in your taskbar, until we find some solution to this
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23 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Venths View Post
Now, you right click the Task bar, go to Toolbars option, Check if 'Quick Launch' is enabled. If yes, disable it and try again. Coz, quick launch won't work with 7, which might cause the issue in your case !!!
In the toolbars option I don't have any 'Quick Launch' to choose

Quote:
If that doesn't work, you can add the drives as Tool Bar in your taskbar, until we find some solution to this
How do I add it?
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23 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
How do I add it?
Right click on the taskbar > toolbars > New Toolbar... > Click on the libraries folder > Select folder

Good to go
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23 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In the same 'Tool Bars' option, Just select New Tool Bar. You will get a window to select Folders. Just Click on C drive from the left side panel and click add. Do the same for all drives. You can also add folders in the same way

Tool bars > New Tool bars > (any required Drive or folder )
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