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Windows 7: Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu Missing from Context Menu Fix

30 Nov 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu Missing from Context Menu Fix

How to Restore Missing "Pin to Taskbar" and "Pin to Start Menu" Context Menu Items in Windows 7 Shortcuts

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02 Jan 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Monster,

As a test, create a new administrator account for yourself to see if it works properly while logged in the new account. If it does, then you could just copy what you like from the old account, and delete the old account when finished.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2012   #11
monster40

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Brink,
it works
the problem was that I was manually deleted IsShortcut from HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/lnkfile

I have a .reg file that repair all shortcuts..
i hate the arrow on shortcuts and in XP there is no problem to del it, but in windows 7.... who knows

hope to help to somebody with the atteched file ;]
nice work

Thanks a lot, and happy new year for everyone!
Greetings from BULGARIA!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2012   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Monster.

Yeah, deleting the IsShortcut registry entry was the way to remove the shortcut arrow in XP, but it's not to be used in Vista and Windows 7 for reasons you have found out why for.

If you like you could use the tutorial below for how to remove the shortcut arrow in Windows 7.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
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17 May 2013   #13
Neo Anderson

Windows 7 Home prieum 64 Bit
 
 
Work Around Or Quick Fix Pin To Start Menu

Hold down the Shift key while right clicking & pin to or unpin will appear as the option that was missing. I found it somewhere. Don't remember where, but I did remember what key it was. the example i'm using is I pinned to start menu an .Rtf document & it worked. Hope this helps lots of people
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6 Days Ago   #14
adj

7 ultimate
 
 
Cannot make this tweak work - pin still not in tight-click menu

Hi, Brink.
Whether through idiocy (mine) or malice aforethought (M-s**t's), I cannot make this work.

Have
a) enabled pinning to taskbar (at least I downloaded rigth-clicked "merge" for enable_taskbar_pinned_programs, with response "successfully added to registry")
b) downloaded and right-clicked to merge the lnk widget

But the right-click on e.g. Downloads or Thunderbird still gives me just the following:

Open
Open folder location
Include in library - Docs/Music/Pics/Video
Restore previous version
Send to - Compressed / Desktop/ Docs / Fax recipient / Mail recip./ DVD drive E: / BD drive F:
/Removable Disk H:
Cut
Copy
Create shortcut
Delete
Rename
Properties
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For what it's worth, this is a new installation of Windows 7 Ultimate (old one stopped working so no repair-install possible) on the C disk of the following set-up:

Mainboard : Asus M4N78-AM
> Chipset : nVidia GeForce 8200
> Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 2600 MHz
> Physical Memory : 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
> Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 8200
> Hard Disk : ST3320418AS (320 GB)
> Hard Disk : ST3320418AS (320 GB)
> DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 ATA Device
> DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH08LS20 ATA Device
> Monitor Type : Idek Iiyama PL2409HD - 23 inches
> Network Card : MCP77 Ethernet
> Network Card : RT2561/RT61 rev B 802.11g

******************************************

Grateful if you can suggest what I am doing wrong (and thanks, as so often, for your indefatigablenessitude in trying to make everyone's life a little happier). adj
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6 Days Ago   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello adj,

Are these folders or applications that you are trying to pin?

Folders will not have "Pin to taskbar" in their context menu. Only applications (ex: .exe file) will.
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6 Days Ago   #16
adj

7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello adj,

Are these folders or applications that you are trying to pin?

Folders will not have "Pin to taskbar" in their context menu. Only applications (ex: .exe file) will.
Thanks for swift response: they are typically applications for the taskbar, e.g. Thunderbird - but it would be useful to have Downloads in the Start Menu (think I have had it automatically before, when Windows 7 installed, but seems to have dropped out this time)
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6 Days Ago   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

While folders cannot be pinned to the taskbar, you could add them as toolbars, or create shortcuts of them in Quick Launch.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

Do you have both pin context items for files on an internal hard drive?

Since this is a removable drive, you may be able to create a shortcut for the file at a location on your internal drive, then pin the shortcut to your taskbar or Start menu.
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1 Day Ago   #18
adj

7 ultimate
 
 
problem largely solved though mysteries remain

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
While folders cannot be pinned to the taskbar, you could add them as toolbars, or create shortcuts of them in Quick Launch.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

Do you have both pin context items for files on an internal hard drive?

Since this is a removable drive, you may be able to create a shortcut for the file at a location on your internal drive, then pin the shortcut to your taskbar or Start menu.
A. Thank you for all your help
B. Sorry for delay but work intervened.
C. After 3 re-boots, the "pin to taskbar / start menu" options appeared in right-click menu, so that's done, even if Windows 7 took its time getting there.
D. In meantime tried your "Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a folder" tutorial, with very mixed results, and will log them there.
E Don't understand your query re having things on internal hard drive, since all this version of Windows 7 is on disk 0, the C drive of this pc, but probably not important now.
F. Many, many thanks again and best wishes, A
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1 Day Ago   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

ADJ,

I'm happy to hear this part is sorted. I'll see at the other tutorial for pinning folders as toolbars.
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