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Windows 7: Quickest way for Taskbar icon to internal server?

05 Mar 2012   #1
okieuser

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Quickest way for Taskbar icon to internal server?

There are three internal servers on our inhouse network that we can access by:
Start > Computer > Explorer box with multiple options > ftp (\\SRVRNAME) (Z:)

I get tired of following this little path over and over. Is there an efficient way to create an icon in my taskbar that will open an Explorer window to one of those servers?


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05 Mar 2012   #2
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

create a shortcut to the server and 'pin' that to your taskbar
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05 Mar 2012   #3
okieuser

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

That much I know how to do. The problem is pulling the string that will create the shortcut. I tried right-clicking the ftp server name and looking in properties; no luck. Is there some specific syntax for shortcuts that don't go to files on my computer but instead to other devices on our network?
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05 Mar 2012   #4
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Have you tried creating a shortcut from scratch?
Right click on your desktop (or in any other folder) and go Create New > Shortcut.
Then add the filepath as the target (filepath can easily be obtained by clicking in the explorer bar (url bar in the file browser) and copying that, just add the file name and extension to the end of it.
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05 Mar 2012   #5
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

"The problem is pulling the string that will create the shortcut."

assuming that there is an icon-when the server volume is loaded- (either on your desktop or in an explorer window) just drag it to the taskbar
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06 Mar 2012   #6
okieuser

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

It turned out to be even easier than you described. Instead of a long text string for the shortcut, it was just Z:\

Now when I drag the working shortcut to the taskbar, I get the red circle with a slash through it ("No don't do this").
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06 Mar 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello Okieuser,

The tutorial below has a couple of options for how to pin a drive to the taskbar that should work for this.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Drive

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Mar 2012   #8
okieuser

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Excellent; I will try that.
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