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Windows 7: Backup and restore pinned icons and library

10 May 2010   #1
NaturallyWild

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Backup and restore pinned icons and library

Hi guys, I need to know the specific files that hold the start menu and toolbar icons and the items pinned to those toolbar icons is all this contained in the icon cache? Also what about the location for the library icons?

At times I have to restore win 7 with multiple user accounts and I would prefer to restore my start menu and toolbar icons (with the pined items intact) also I need to restore the customized library.

Is all this info stored in the icon cache or are there specific files that I need to backup and restore?
Thanks


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10 May 2010   #2
derekimo

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Welcome to the forum,

Have a look here, imageres.dll, for some of those icons.

As for restoring everything back how you want it, I would suggest using an image that you create when everything is how you want it, Here's a couple tutorials on imaging.

Imaging with free Macrium

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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10 May 2010   #3
NaturallyWild

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Thanks Derek I use Ghost 15 which works great to backup and restore at present I can restore the whole user account in one shot and everything works great but if I can restore the icons I pined to the taskbar and the programs or files I pined to those icons without restoring the whole account it will make a disk restore a little easier.
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10 May 2010   #4
derekimo

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Are you saying you don't get that with ghost?

With an image you should get your system back exactly as you copied it.

As for program icons, if you right click, properties, change icon. you'll see the location for them.


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10 May 2010   #5
NaturallyWild

7 64
 
 

Derek let me try to clarify, I want to back up the taskbar which means all icons that are pined to it, when you right click an icon in the taskbar you have an option to pin other programs or files to that icon (depending on the icon) somewhere within that particular user profile resides a file that stores the taskbar items. I want to know where that file is so I can restore the taskbar or the start menu icons or the library separately.

Yes ghost does backup and restore the whole user profile but I want to know where in that user profile resides the taskbar file.
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10 May 2010   #6
derekimo

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I believe the taskbar is part of explorer other than that I guess someone else might have a better answer for you, Sorry.
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13 Apr 2011   #7
JamesR404

Windows 7
 
 

@NaturallyWild I was just searching for the same and I found an answer here: How to Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7 Taskbar

I'm going to try that now, give it a go as well =]
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20 Jun 2011   #8
BMGRAHAM

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Backing up Pinned Items

James this solution does not address the need - it does not backup the list of items that you see when you right click the item. Did @naturallywild find the answer elsewhere?
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