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Windows 7: Pinning Recycle Bin to Taskbar

24 Dec 2009   #1
legaldeejay

Windows 7
 
 
Pinning Recycle Bin to Taskbar

I know about the tutorial explaining what to do using the toolbar method, but I don't like the separator between the Recycle Bin and the rest of the icons. There is another recommended method of pinning the Recycle Bin by creating a shortcut and using shell:recyclebinfolder, but this stopped working. In fact, all my folder shortcuts I created and pinned to the taskbar by using explorer.exe in the target stopped working.

Is there any other working methods out there so that I can put the Recycle Bin icon anywhere I want on the taskbar without seeing the separator?

Thanks.
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24 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Enable the Quick Launch toolbar, and put all of your pinned items there, instead of pinning them to the taskbar.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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24 Dec 2009   #3
legaldeejay

Windows 7
 
 

As opposed to the taskbar, can anything be pinned to the quick launch toolbar? For example, will I be able to pin the Recycle Bin from the desktop to the toolbar without having to do any tricks? Or, can I just move icons I already have on the taskbar onto the toolbar?
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24 Dec 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No problem with the Recycle Bin, just creat a shortcut to it and put that on the Quick Launch.
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24 Dec 2009   #5
legaldeejay

Windows 7
 
 

Can I also pin folders and move stuff already on the taskbar onto the quick launch toolbar?
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24 Dec 2009   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You can't simply move a pinned item to the Quick Launch, you will need to right click an empty portion of the Quick Launch and open it to it's folder, then move a shortcut to it from the Start Menu or Desktop, then unpin the item from the Taskbar.

I hadn't ever tried putting a folder in the Quick Launch before you asked, but it seemed to work when I just tried it.

EDIT: I only pin and item to the Taskbar that I don't anticpate using long term. that way things stay more compact and neat.
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24 Dec 2009   #7
legaldeejay

Windows 7
 
 

What do you mean by "open it to it's folder, then move a shortcut to it from the Start Menu or Desktop"?

Let's say I want the My Documents folder to be in the quick launch; do I right click on the empty part of the quick launch, then look for the My Documents folder in Windows Explorer, then create a shortcut to My Documents, and then move that shortcut onto the quick launch? Also, if there is already a My Documents shortcut on the Desktop, can I just drag that to the quick launch?

Sorry, I am not at my Windows 7 computer now, so this is why I ask ahead of time, and I want to prevent a possible headache later.
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24 Dec 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

That is the gist of it. Too bad your not at the W7 computer at the moment, so that you could just try it out. Like I said, I had never tried putting a folder on the Quick Launch until now, so I can't be certain if you might run into some kind of problem with it or not. All that I know is that I did pick a random folder and put it there, and it seemed to work. As far as dragging My Documents from the Desktop, I can't see why it shouldn't work, but there are a lot of things that I have been surprised by.
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24 Dec 2009   #9
legaldeejay

Windows 7
 
 

OK, I will let you know how it goes later. Thanks.
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24 Dec 2009   #10
legaldeejay

Windows 7
 
 

The Quick Launch toolbar allows you to pin anything to it, so this is what I was looking to do. Thanks for your help.
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