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Windows 7: Pinning 'Computer' to Windows Explorer Jump List

26 Jul 2011   #11
James Colbert

 
 

Are there any items in the Explorer jumplist?


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27 Jul 2011   #12
123fakestreet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

yes. I have several 'Pinned' items and several 'Recent'.

perhaps the problem is that I've changed the target path of the Explorer icon so that it opens a folder on a secondary HDD.

do you know the default path for Explorer?
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27 Jul 2011   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Strange. It should pin "Computer" to whatever explorer icon you have to the farthest left on the taskbar.

What happens when you drag the Computer icon on a empty area on the taskbar itself until you see the "Pin to Windows Explorer" message, and drop/release it?

The default path for Windows Explorer is below.

%windir%\explorer.exe
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27 Jul 2011   #14
123fakestreet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

dragging it around creates a translucent 'Computer' icon, which will create shortcut if I drop it on the desktop, has a crossed-out sign when hovering above other items on the Task Bar, etc.
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27 Jul 2011   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If it's not letting you pin it to the taskbar like below, then you might see if changing the Windows Explorer icon's target location back to the default one to see if that may help.

Do you have any problems pinning anything else either on the Start Menu, taskbar, or jump list?

Pinning 'Computer' to Windows Explorer Jump List-computer.jpg


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27 Jul 2011   #16
123fakestreet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

hah! that did it. crazy. well, guess someone should write this down, because that's one odd quirk.

thanks for talking me through it (though I think I came up with the solution on my own). thanks again.
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27 Jul 2011   #17
123fakestreet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I should also note that I was able to change the target location of 'Explorer' back to my prefered path and the 'Computer' icon remains pinned. thanks!
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27 Jul 2011   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it pinned.
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