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Windows 7: I can't pin any Folder to Windows Explorer in taskbar


24 Apr 2010   #21
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Oahspe,

Yes, you can copy the contents of the old account's "C:\Users\(user-name)" user folders into the new account's corresponding user folders for the files that you want to keep.


If not, then:

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post642466

Hope this helps,
Shawn

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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05 Jul 2010   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm a bit late but I found the solution which worked for me. Got it from one of the comments here:
Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu Missing from Context Menu Fix

"One of your Delete or Clear Jumplist Recent Items in Windows 7 is corrupted in AutomaticDestinations-hidden system folder go to
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
YOu may notice one of the file is huge compare to the other. Delete that or just delete them all."

Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items


I deleted them all and it started to work instantly after that =)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2010   #23

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wert View Post
I'm a bit late but I found the solution which worked for me. Got it from one of the comments here:
Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu Missing from Context Menu Fix

"One of your Delete or Clear Jumplist Recent Items in Windows 7 is corrupted in AutomaticDestinations-hidden system folder go to
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
YOu may notice one of the file is huge compare to the other. Delete that or just delete them all."

Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items


I deleted them all and it started to work instantly after that =)
yup i had this issue and the above cure worked perfectly
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Jul 2012   #24

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Foureye2004,

If you are still unable to do any of the above, then you might consider doing a repair install that should fix it without losing anything.
Sure about the not losing anything? Sounds very unlike Microsoft, where they'll generally screw up a ton of my settings (set them to something they like, not what i like)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2012   #25
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I would always recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be extra safe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2012   #26

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Yeah, which is probably where most then curse Microsoft and then try to live with whatever it is that is broken.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2012   #27

WINd 7 32 bit
 
 
Not Solved

I have this issue, its only Windows Explorer, everything else pins to task bar fine. When you try to pin it when open, all you get is a close window option. you can run as but can not pin. Very strange. I have tried all your Fixes and nothing works. Is there a policy somewhere I could be missing?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2012   #28
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jeremy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot showing what you are trying to pin?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2013   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I don't know if this is the right place to ask but... I have the same problem like the owner of this topic so I want to ask... again.
I'm using win 7 home premium for a year and everything was fine till 2 days ago. After uninstalling games with YourUninstaller, I shut down my lap and the day after, the recent folders and programs which I used to see in Windows Explorer (whenever I right-click it) in taskbar and in Start Menu disappeared.
Before, I usually see the option "Pin to taskbar" when I right-click any folders. But now, the option(s) is(are) only available for programs. Even trying to drag and drop any folders still doesnt work for me
What I did not do: remove the shortcut arrow thing. What methods I've tried to do: I can't pin any Folder to Windows Explorer in taskbar, Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder but it just didnt work for me ~.~
I have no idea what I did wrong when that problem occurs so I want you guys' help. Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2013   #30
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello GreenLanturn, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Only application files will have the "Pin to taskbar" context menu item.

Folders can only be pinned in the jump list of the pinned Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar.

You could add folders as a toolbar to the taskbar, or create a shortcut of the folder using OPTION ONE here to be able to pin the folder directly to the taskbar.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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