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Windows 7: how to get pinned folders to expand?

05 Mar 2015   #1

Win 7, 64 bit
how to get pinned folders to expand?

I'm running Win7 64 bit and I have several folders pinned to the taskbar, which is on the left side of the screen.

My question is, how do I get the folders to expand outward to display their contents the way Documents or Control Panel do?

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05 Mar 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might need to add a screen shot of what folders your referring to and exactly where
See the links above my signature on how to if you need to
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05 Mar 2015   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Eckbar,

If you mean like how it does for the button on the right side of the Start menu, then you could use the tutorial create a toolbar of a folder to have it open close to like that on the taskbar.

Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista

Hope this helps, :)
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