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Windows 7: Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

09 May 2009   #49
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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25 Jun 2012   #50
nevesswodniw

7 Ult x64 sp1
 
 

Ok, it seems that if I want it to work like I want in my previous post, then you must keep the original windows explorer pinned to taskbar. If I unpin windows explorer, and have only "my computer" pinned, then the unlaunched icon turns into the launched icon.
But if I have both "windows explorer" and "my computer" pinned, then after clicking on the "my computer" icon, and new window ( and taskbar icon) is opened and the unlaunched "my computer" icon remains.

It would be better to have only the "my computer" icon, but if its the only way to get it working like that, then its fine...


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25 Jun 2012   #51
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, the pinned Computer shortcut will also need to remain to the right of the default My Computer (libraries) one for it to continue doing that as well. A strange quirk, but it does work.
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07 Aug 2012   #52
VenusandMars

Windows 7
 
 
Re: Windows 7 - Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder sevenforums tip

Hi,

I cannot get this tip to work for me. What's extra frustrating is I have had difficulties with this before but have, somehow, got it to work. Not this time though.

As can be seen in the pic the title (Tools) shows but not the icon and the title is not clickable. Otherwise everything's just fine.

Please help, this is so frustrating:/
Thanks.
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07 Aug 2012   #53
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Goran,

Which option did you use in the tutorial on the first page?

If Option Two, then it looks like you need to pick up at step 4.
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14 Jun 2013   #54
jwmghf

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks m8!!!! Your guide worked like a charm!!!!!
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14 Jun 2013   #55
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome JW. Glad it could help.
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2 Weeks Ago   #56
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya Shawn me again mate I saw and followed I think I was tutorial in here on how to pin a specific document (that I use very frequently) onto the taskbar. I did this with one and cannot find the tutorial again. Could I bother you to point me in the right direction as it is driving me nuts having to open Word and search for this document I also want as a taskbar icon.


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2 Weeks Ago   #57
adj

7 ultimate
 
 

Good morning, Brink - me again, I am afraid. Weird result with method 2: "Downloads" icon successfully placed at right-hand of toolbar, using method 2; but when icon clicked, instead of opening a Downloads window on Desktop, icon moves left and spreads icons for all the files in Downloads to its right. (This sounds as if it might be what ElQuia was asking for back in 2009, though I cannot remember now what actually happened in Vista.) Icons not much use as would not know what most of them were, so have scrappend that approach, and just pinned Downloads to the left of the Taskbar along with other pinned programs - that works.
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2 Weeks Ago   #58
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ADJ,

It sounds like Option One may work better for you instead.

In Option Two, once you move the toolbar to the left, you would need to move the border of a pinned item to the right of the toolbar over to the left far enough to compress all the items in the Downloads toolbar until you only see the Downloads folder and the expand arrow above it to the right a bit.
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2 Weeks Ago   #59
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Now I have found an option to the taskbar and it is to pin the Document to the start menu.

The pic I posted was on my Ivy 7 machine so as I couldn't find any way of doing the same on the 8.1 laptop and in fact I find it easier to use and doesn't clutter the taskbar
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