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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
Published by Brink
30 Nov 2010
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How to Restore Missing "Pin to Taskbar" and "Pin to Start Menu" Context Menu Items in Windows 7 Shortcuts

information   Information
If you have the Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu options missing from the context menu of shortcuts in Windows 7, then this will show you how to restore them.

Note   Note
This is usually caused by trying to remove the shortcut overlay arrow icon using the improper XP method of deleting the IsShortcut string value from the HKEY_CLASSES\ROOT\lnkfile key in the registry instead of using the proper Windows 7 method.


EXAMPLE: "Pin to Taskbar "and "Pin to Start Menu" Default and Missing
NOTE: You may also notice some context menu items appearing twice when IsShortcut is deleted.
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Here's How:
1. Double check to make sure that you have pinning to taskbar enabled.

2. Download and merge the lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below, then restart the computer.
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Tip   Tip
If this doesn't help to restore Pin to Start Menu and Pin to Taskbar to the context menu, then see also:





That's it,
Shawn



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30 Nov 2010   #1
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Nice tutorial Brink

Sent from my Xperia X8

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30 Nov 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Nice device. Thank you sir.
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30 Nov 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brink,
I think LPt was having trouble with this at one time....maybe recently.
Great Tutorial...+1
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30 Nov 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Dennis.

Yeah, deleting IsShortcut will cause all sorts of issues in Windows 7 and Vista.
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02 Jan 2012   #5
monster40

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hello Brink,
I have a problem, here is some pics. What is going on with my pinned icons? Any idea ?




I already run these .reg files but i cant see any difference before and after their launch.
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02 Jan 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Monster, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give me a description of the issue you are having with them? I'm not sure what I'm suppose to be looking for in your screenshots.
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02 Jan 2012   #7
monster40

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Monster, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give me a description of the issue you are having with them? I'm not sure what I'm suppose to be looking for in your screenshots.
First, sorry for my bad english
the forum is great but i cant find what i search.

do you see my pics, btw ?

i cant put any icons in the taskbar, just can't pin icons..
1. i've try to drag and drop icons to taskbar (to pin them) - failed
2. i've try to copy and paste any icons in the hidden folder (C:\users\***\appdata\roaming\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launch\user pinned\task bar) - failed
3. launch .reg files that you provide, restart the computer and try again - failed

i dont know what to do...
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02 Jan 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Monster,

Do you have the "Pin to Taskbar" option in the context menu of the programs you wanted to pin to the taskbar?

In your last screenshot below, change the items that are set to "Disabled" to "Not configured" to see if that may help.
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02 Jan 2012   #9
monster40

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yes Brink,
I have "Pin to taskbar" in context menu, but it doesnt work. when i click on it.. for example - On Skype icon (not on shortcut) - it doesnt appear on taskbar, but it figure in the hidden folder
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