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Windows 7: Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder


09 May 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

How to Pin or Unpin a Folder to Taskbar in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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15 Dec 2009   #20
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem.

You cannot create another Windows 7 taskbar, but you could use a free program like Fences, RocketDock, or Nexus to add one to use as well.


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15 Dec 2009   #21
bababouyaw

 
 

can u talk more about personal preferences ? on my old xp system i had some time dealing with objectdock but found it kinda messing with my desktop taskbar and always freezing folders , not until i deleted the program that i found out about it. should i go with rockerdock ?
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15 Dec 2009   #22
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Bababouyaw,

Either one of them will work fine in Windows 7. You might just install one, try it out to see how you like, then uninstall it and try the next one. This way you can get a true feeling of them to see which one you like best. You can still use pin items to the Windows 7 taskbar as well when using either one of these programs.
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16 Dec 2009   #23
bababouyaw

 
 

thanks brink , i downloaded rocketdock and its something amazing to always have hanging around my desktop but i have to ask u something else , i wanna pin an icon to my toolbar more precisely an up arrow for personal use , is it possible to pin a picture ?


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16 Dec 2009   #24
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Bababouyaw,

Sorry, but no you cannot pin any file other than a program's application file or it's shortcut to the taskbar. You can pin a folder to the taskbar and place the icon in it instead. This way you can click on the arrows to expand the folder on the taskbar to see the icon to open if you like.
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22 Dec 2009   #25
dlogan1

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 
What am I missing

I simply want to pin "My Documents" to the taskbar. When I go through the tutorial I end up with a toolbar on my taskbar that includes every folder in My Documents. One of the folders in the toolbar is the "New Folder" I created in My Documents.
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22 Dec 2009   #26
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dlogan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

When you get to step 7, you can leave the expansion arrow instead so that all you see is "My Documents" or it's folder icon. This way you will not see the content of "My Documents" until you click on the expansion arrows.

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Hope this helps,
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10 Jan 2010   #27
vincentchan

Windows 7
 
 
Little Gap below TaskBar

Hey, thanks for the nifty tutorial, it worked wonders. Just a niggling annoyance though, when i pin the folder to the taskbar, there is this GAP under my tabs in the taskbar, that is caused by the icon of the folder. I think it's because the folder icon is larger than the size of the tabs, so it heightened the taskbar causing the other tabs in it to float above instead of "touching the ground". I hope you understand what i mean.

Anyway, the problem is that whenever i want to open a tab in the taskbar, i usually go right to the bottom and click on it. In this case, since the tabs are floating and not touching the base of the taskbar, i often miss clicking the tab and instead click on a dead area in the taskbar. Is there any way to make the tabs TOUCH the base of the taskbar again as before, other than reducing the folder icon to the "Small Icon" setting? Because Windows7's taskbar's small icons are REALLY small.

Thanks for any help!
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10 Jan 2010   #28
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Vincent, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately the only way that I know of is to use small icons, or have the taskbar on the side instead.
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09 Oct 2010   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Updated with Step 1 and Step 2 options.
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