Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: TaskBar - Pinned Shortcuts dissappear/stop working

30 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
TaskBar - Pinned Shortcuts dissappear/stop working

Hi Everybody,

I'm writing you because I'm having an annoying problem with the Taskbar in Windows 7 RTM...

From time to time (every couple of days) Pinned Programms in the Taskbar suddenly stop working.
Trying to start a Pinned Item is followed by an error Message, that the target Program seems to have been mooved or deleted.
A look at C:\Users\(USERNAME)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar only shows an empty directory after this bug.
Even the created Librarys dissappear. Trying to create new ones is qouted with: You can't create rhe Library XXXX. Accsses denied.

I can't figgure out a reason for this since this happened on different occasions. Most of them didn't even include operations on the Filesystem. For Exapmle browsing the Internet with IE. On an other occasion I've been using the "Send To" dialog.

I looking forward for any Help on this Issue. Thanks in advance.

With Regards.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2009   #2


After numerous redoing of pinned shortcuts, I found that auto-hide killed them all every reboot. I stopped using auto-hide and the shortcuts stayed. Still looking to move aero peek/show desktop button to center or left on taskbar, still no luck figuring that out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7

Many thanks for your reply.

Auto-Hide isn't the problem in my case. It is disabled.
Also this Bug emerges while Win7 is still in use. It just happens from one moment to another . It never happened after a restart.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 TaskBar - Pinned Shortcuts dissappear/stop working

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Desktop Shortcuts Stop Working And I Have To Logoff to fix
Hi everyone Every now and again my desktop icons stop working, just get a spinning wheel to the right of the icon. I can't launch Firefox or other programs. However, If i logoff and log straight back in again everything works fine. Can anyone help please? Regards Tony
General Discussion
Taskbar shortcuts not working at startup
As much as I have researched this I haven't come up with an answer. At startup all icons in taskbar will not work including start button. I have to do a control-alt-delete and get the menu, then I click cancel and they work. I don't have any new software, I have already tried deleting explorer.exe...
General Discussion
How do I make shortcuts to pinned taskbar items to Start menu?
*If this is in the wrong forum, please tell me which one to put it in. Okay, forgive me if the title is a little hard to understand. Yesterday I made a huge mistake by going to Taskbar and Start Menu and unchecking both "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" and "Store and...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Flyout Menus Not working for Office 2010 Pinned Taskbar Shor
So I've read a number of articles regarding the issue of having your recent documents, spreadsheets, whatever file type not showing in the Jump List on pinned Office shortcuts on the taskbar. The expected behavior is shown in the image for the Adobe Shortcut below and the behavior that I am...
Microsoft Office
How to add spaces / group between pinned shortcuts on taskbar.
Hi, how do I add gaps between pinned shortcuts like the one shown here:

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:11.
Twitter Facebook Google+