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Windows 7: Unable to pin a program/folder to the taskbar

13 Mar 2010   #1
Mr Lee

Not sure what it means
 
 
Unable to pin a program/folder to the taskbar

Greetings.
I have problems to pin program or folder to the windows taskbar. I have tried every methods mentioned above, but it just doesn't work for me. The option "pin to taskbar" by right-clicking a program doesn't exist for me, even when I run the program/folder, the only option it shows is "close windows". By dragging program/folder to the taskbar doesn't work either. Please help.

Additional information:
- The option Recent programs(both options) is on.
- The taskbar is unlocked
- Taskbar buttons is on Never combine

Thank you


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13 Mar 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Mr Lee, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at the tutorial at the link below and follow the instructions to see if it turns up anything.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker



You don't get this option when you right click any program at all like I did in the snip below?

Unable to pin a program/folder to the taskbar-pin.jpg


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13 Mar 2010   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mr Lee,

Try what Ted posted above to see if that may be the issue with program exe files or their shortcuts.

Pinning a folder to the taskbar requires a completely different method than programs though. The link below can help show you how to.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Mar 2010   #4
Mr Lee

Not sure what it means
 
 

Hey
Thanks for the replies, but it still doesn't work even if I run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.
My windows menu differs from your screenshot, the options I get by right-clicking on a program is; Open, Run as administration, remove from the list and properties.

Thank you
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14 Mar 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Lee View Post
Hey
Thanks for the replies, but it still doesn't work even if I run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.
My windows menu differs from your screenshot, the options I get by right-clicking on a program is; Open, Run as administration, remove from the list and properties.

Thank you
Hello Mr. Lee,

Have you tried anyother customization like removing the shortcut arrow from icons etc ?? Try this link it might work Fix Unable to Pin App to Taskbar and Start Menu (Missing Context Menu and Jump Lists) Error in Windows 7 My Digital Life

Hope this helps,
Captain
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14 Mar 2010   #6
Mr Lee

Not sure what it means
 
 
Mission accomplished:)

It works perfect now, I appreciate for your help.
Thank you very much.
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14 Mar 2010   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Lee View Post
It works perfect now, I appreciate for your help.
Thank you very much.
Glad that you got it working !! Thank You for posting Back !!

- Captain
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14 Mar 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Mr Lee.




Were glad you found a solution that works for you!
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