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

24 Jul 2011   #1
123fakestreet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Pinning 'Computer' to Windows Explorer Jump List

Hi, so I am familiar with the intrecacies of the Windows Explorer Jump List, I think.

I know that you need to pin folders from 'Recent'.

Problem is, nothing shows up in 'Recent' for me unless I have actually manipulated a file within that folder.

And so, trying to pin 'Computer' on the Jump List seems impossible, as it never shows in 'Recent' because (as far as I can tell) there are no files within 'Computer'.

On my last install, somehow I got it working, but I just formatted and can't get it back.

What could it possibly be?
Thank you much.


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25 Jul 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello fakestreet, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's not the jump list, but you could use the tutorial below to pin "Computer" to the taskbar if you like.

Computer - Pin to Taskbar

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Jul 2011   #3
123fakestreet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

So do you know what I mean, though? Is there any other way to manipulate the 'Recent' items? Is there a folder or a registry entry or something that tracks these? Why does it populate in such an esoteric way? Strange.
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25 Jul 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Right-click the Start button, and then click Properties and look under Privacy at the two check boxes, which you can alter to your liking.
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25 Jul 2011   #5
123fakestreet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Right-click the Start button, and then click Properties and look under Privacy at the two check boxes, which you can alter to your liking.
right. the problem is that 'Computer' never (as far as I can tell) will show up in as 'Recent', and thus cannot be "pinned" to the Jump List. the reason for this I am not positive.
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25 Jul 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 123fakestreet View Post
So do you know what I mean, though? Is there any other way to manipulate the 'Recent' items? Is there a folder or a registry entry or something that tracks these? Why does it populate in such an esoteric way? Strange.
You might see if you may be able to add Computer to the jump list using this.

Jumplist Launcher - Create Custom Jump Lists
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26 Jul 2011   #7
James Colbert

 
 

Welcome, fakestreet .

My attempt to place Computer in the jumplist was successful (and simple):

1. Open an instance of Windows Explorer
2. In the left pane, scroll so that Computer is visible.
3. With the left mouse button (or right, for that matter) drag Computer to the Explorer icon on the Taskbar
4. Release mouse button. It should now show up in the jumplist.

If the explorer icon is not on the Taskbar: Start\All Programs\Accessories - Right click on Windows Explorer and choose 'Pin to Taskbar' (not 'Pin to Start Menu', which is an additional option), then follow the procedure above.

If the Taskbar is set to Auto-Hide, when you drag my computer to the Taskbar, bring it to where the Start orb is first. This will cause raise the Taskbar so that you can drop Computer onto the Explorer icon.

Also, you are not restricted to pinning items from the Recent list. You can pin them from many places, including the start menu, Windows Explorer, etc. It just has to be a 'pinnable' item, such as an exe file. There is, however, a method to pin any file on the taskbar.

Here is a link to a Jumplist tutorial on these forums published by Brink (thanks, Shawn!). Be sure to check out the links list in that tutorial. It has many other links to relevant tutorials:

Jump Lists

Here also is a link to a tut on how to enable the quicklaunch bar (also published by Brink), which you may find helpful (it's where I keep my Computer icon):

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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26 Jul 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello James,

Ah, I just didn't even think about that. Good idea.

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26 Jul 2011   #9
James Colbert

 
 

Hi Shawn. Thanks . I'm an efficiency nut.
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26 Jul 2011   #10
123fakestreet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

thanks for the help.

still doesn't work for me, though.

when I hold the 'Computer' icon hovered over the Task Bar, an Info Box appears that says "Pin to Windows Explorer," but when I open the Jump List, it's not there (either in the 'Pinned' or 'Recent' items.
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