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Windows 7: Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7

02 Jun 2016   #10
karchambault

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Restore question

I imagine that this could also be used by me to standardize pinned programs? or possibly restore pinned programs from a user who's profile was corrupt enough to warrant a totaly new profile?


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02 Jun 2016   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello karchambault, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Correct, you could also use this for that.
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23 Sep 2016   #12
Zenicablues

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks old Boy Shawn !

Some "repairs" messed" up my taskbar, and I try to find it in Google as hope to restore taskbar, but cannot find way, and must do complete system rollback (with Rollback RX) and then finally find this simple way !!! Works excellent !!! Thank You & if you can place this topic on more google sites, it is quite hard to find it !!! Best Regards Zenicablues !!!
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23 Sep 2016   #13
Zenicablues

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry, Brink there is some problem, after uninstall Google Drive, my taskbar is totally screwed !!! And Restore with this bat file restore it, just for a second, and again all icons is as previous messed & missing !!??? - What is happening ???? ( Must Rollback whole system again !) Thank You in advance for your response ! Respectfully Zenicablues
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23 Sep 2016   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zenicablues,

Was your backup of the taskbar created before or after having issues with the taskbar?

If after, then this will not help.

If you're only having issues with the taskbar, then you might see if resetting the taskbar using the tutorial below may help. You'll have to manually pin everything back to the taskbar afterwards though.

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7
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28 Sep 2016   #15
Zenicablues

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Before, Brink & on many secured places !!
-But this is really wired and most strange, but this Internet explorer user pined folder is separate story, duplicates, mess, zero bytes shortcuts & many more !!! I am not beginner, (only 50 years with computers !) but neither I can figure what was happened !! You are only person for what I believe than can know more than I, and therefor (and my respect for all your works) I ask you as
probably most relevant and person who have‚ very large knowledge and have contacts & can find (believe almost all answers !!!) answer on this issue !
Thanks again for your care Shawn !
Zenicablues (Alex)
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28 Sep 2016   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It sounds like it may have gotten corrupted, or the backup includes items that are no longer on your PC.

It may be a good idea to reset your taskbar, and manually pin items back to start fresh. Afterwards, create a new working backup.
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21 Oct 2016   #17
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 
backing up and restoring Task Bar

I am managing most of this from previous replies to others but when I get to the command screen, it is not accepting B or R with or without space between letter and - Should I be including brackets, or a backslash ?

I am also having difficulty saving to Desktop due to other problems with User File Corruption which I am hoping to solve by copying all the folders/programmes/short cuts etc. prior to deleting the corrupt user files.

Would appreciate info in first place re saving and restoring the taskbars and starter menus though your tutorial is very clear.
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21 Oct 2016   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Windy,

You should only need to type b or B and press Enter afterwards in the command prompt to back up your taskbar.
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3 Weeks Ago   #19
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks very much. I managed to backup the Taskbar. It restored itself because I had to do a System Restore anyway. But the info will be very useful when I finally get round to doing a re-install. I`m marking this as answered.
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