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Windows 7: Unable to pin stuff to taskbar/start menu

22 Dec 2009   #11
eax

Windows 7 - Linux Ubuntu - Arch Linux
 
 

Just an update: Problem still existing :/
Disabling Aero hasn't proven fruitful nor has resetting the theme. Anyone got any ideas?


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22 Dec 2009   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Eax, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have Recent Items and Recent Programs turned on?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Dec 2009   #13
eax

Windows 7 - Linux Ubuntu - Arch Linux
 
 

Hi Brink

Yeah both of them are turned on, I tried resetting everything in "Customization"
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22 Dec 2009   #14
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hey maybe your permissions are not right on the registry, I wonder what else you can't acecss?

See attached pic how to edit your permissions in the registry.
Mine has ALLOW for myself, administrators and system. + READ ONLY for RESTRICTED.

It may also be worthwhile to do a SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated command prompt to make sure that all of your windows protected files are intact.
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22 Dec 2009   #15
eax

Windows 7 - Linux Ubuntu - Arch Linux
 
 

How should the permissions be in the registry to be "right"?

I'm running SFC /SCANNOW currently
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22 Dec 2009   #16
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eax View Post
How should the permissions be in the registry to be "right"?

I'm running SFC /SCANNOW currently
The same as mine
FULL CONTROL + READ (nothing in Special permissions)
yourself
administrators
system

READ ONLY
restricted
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22 Dec 2009   #17
eax

Windows 7 - Linux Ubuntu - Arch Linux
 
 

Hmm okay.. I don't have the "StartPage" entry in the Registry Explorer though :S
Here's an image of the permissions of just the Explorer "folder":
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22 Dec 2009   #18
eax

Windows 7 - Linux Ubuntu - Arch Linux
 
 

Here's the log from: SFC /SCANNOW
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22 Dec 2009   #19
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

SFC
Hmm, it repaired a lot, but had some errors. Where there any messages on the screen after it completed?
If you want to repair the other errors, you can run it again, but purge the cache fist to delete the corrupted backups that show in the log.
1. RUN CMD as administrator
2. SFC /PURGECACH
3. SFC /SCANNOW
OR There are some tuturials on this page about vista that you could try cbs.log

I'd focus on the registry for now though.
Registry
Go one step back on the tree and alter the permissions, as long as yourself, administrators and system have access and there are no deny's it's all good.
Then try the reg patch.

Good Luck.
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22 Dec 2009   #20
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The thing I can't work out is that I have soooo much more information under explorer. I'm wondering if this has to do with the 64bit OS that I have (but it doesn't really make sense to me).

If anyone else is reading this, can you comment on your registry settings for explorer?

EDIT: Maybe because mine is ultimate edition... hmm.
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