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Windows 7: Cannot pin a folder (its shortcut) to the taskbar

28 Jan 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Got it working. The problem was associated with a key that appeared in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile. A value named NeverShowExt was present. Searched what this value was and found this article: Show Super Hidden File Extensions at Registry Guide for Windows. Deleted NeverShowExt and instantly arrows on shortcuts reappeared, but Pin the taskbar once again appeared in context menus. Got rid of the icon arrows and went through the steps of adding the folder I wanted on the taskbar and it worked well.

Thanks to everyone for your valuable input.

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29 Jan 2015   #12

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan

And thank you, Markaz, for returning to share your fix to the issue you've had. As it will help others solve theirs in future.
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