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Windows 7: Pin to Taskbar, Help Please!

21 Mar 2010   #1
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 
Pin to Taskbar, Help Please!

Hi All.
I want to drag and drop to the taskbar in my Windows 7 Ultimate. It refuses to do so. When I drag the app (urmain.exe) "Your Uninstaller 2010" to the taskbar, the option to pin it there is missing and replaced by with a tiny red circle. The option to pin to taskbar is also missing from the right click options menu. I tried creating a shortcut to the app on the desktop and moved it to the taskbar and got the same thing. Recent Programs and Recent Items are turned on. What am I missing here?


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21 Mar 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Hi,

What I do is make a desktop shortcut then right mouse click on it and select Pin to Taskbar. Then delete the desktop shortcut.


You also can do it by right mouse clkicking the actual file on your HD.
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21 Mar 2010   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

See if this Tutorial helps you out,
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html
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21 Mar 2010   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Hi,

What I do is make a desktop shortcut then right mouse click on it and select Pin to Taskbar. Then delete the desktop shortcut.


You also can do it by right mouse clkicking the actual file on your HD.

Thanks for the reply but I have no option in the context menu for Pin to Taskbar.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
See if this Tutorial helps you out,
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html


I have been to that site and tried there solutions, still nothing.
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21 Mar 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote:
I have been to that site and tried there solutions, still nothing.
That is this site, It's the Tutorial section. So if you open the program you want, You can't right click on the icon in taskbar and "pin this program to taskbar" ?

Here you go, I just tried it...


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22 Mar 2010   #6
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

The reason you can't pin it to the taskbar is because the shortcut has the word "uninstall" in it. Rename the shortcut removing the word "uninstall" and then you can pin it to the taskbar. I had the same problem with Revo Uninstaller. Took a while to find the reason on the web.
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22 Mar 2010   #7
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Guntmeister View Post
The reason you can't pin it to the taskbar is because the shortcut has the word "uninstall" in it. Rename the shortcut removing the word "uninstall" and then you can pin it to the taskbar. I had the same problem with Revo Uninstaller. Took a while to find the reason on the web.
Thank you Guntmeister. I was so focused on the difficult that I neglected the simple. That worked like a charm.
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22 Mar 2010   #8
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I don't see a link to mark this as solved, so if a Mod happens to come across this thread, please mark it solved. Thank you.

Guntmeister, you got repped. Good catch!
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22 Mar 2010   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well at least you got it, I was able to do it like it shows in my screenshot.
Glad you got it though.
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22 Mar 2010   #10
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

Glad to help.
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