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Windows 7: Folder Icons Don't Show Up In The Taskbar

20 Jan 2018   #1

Windows Home Premium 64bit
Folder Icons Don't Show Up In The Taskbar

The File Explorer icon always shows up in the taskbar instead of a folder's icon.

When I open 'My Computer', for example, the My Computer icon doesn't show up in the taskbar. The File Explorer icon shows up instead, no matter what folder I open.

I have two computers running Windows 7. I've never had such issue on my old computer.

Solutions, anyone?

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20 Jan 2018   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Hi johnhmiller, The tutorial below by Brink shows how to get My Computer pinned to the taskbar.

Computer - Pin to Taskbar - Windows 7 Help Forums
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