Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Program

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  1. Posts : 71,547
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #90

    Hello Short, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    It sounds like something may be corrupted. Let's see if resetting the pinned taskbar items may help.
    • First, make note of the icons you wanted to keep on the taskbar, to make it easier to pin them back when finished since they will all be removed.
    • Download the attached BAT file below.
    • Right click on the downloaded BAT file and click on Run as administrator.
    • This will reset and remove all pinned taskbar icons.
    • Now, manually pin the icons you wanted back to the taskbar.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #91

    I have an item on my taskbar that I want to unpin. I get no menu popping up when I left click the button, and it works fine when I right click it, I just don't want it there anymore. I tried going into the file that contains the shortcuts, and it doesn't appear in there. I have tried restarting numerous times. What can I do???
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  3. Posts : 71,547
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #92

    Hello Moshe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Normally you would right click on a pinned taskbar icon and click on "Unpin this program from taskbar" to remove it from the taskbar.

    Could you post a screenshot showing this to help see what may be wrong?
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  4. X10
    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #93

    Hi all,
    I'm hoping someone might have an answer as I have been looking all over but can't find anything similar.

    If I pin an item from the Most Frequent Used Programs on the Start Menu to the Taskbar the program is removed from the Most Frequent Used Programs list.
    (If I unpin it from the Taskbar it appears back on the Most Frequent Used Programs list).

    This only recently started happening, but I can't recall it coinciding with anything I did.

    It used to be that I could have the program, with it's jump list, in the Start Menu Most Frequent Used Programs and on the Taskbar.
    Does anyone know how to get this behaviour back?

    Thank you!
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  5. Posts : 71,547
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #94

    Hello X10, :)

    What happens if you pin it from the source location instead of from the "Most Frequent" location?
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  6. X10
    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #95

    Hi Brink,
    Thank you for the super fast response!

    The same result happens if I pin it from the source folder from Explorer, the Start Menu->All Programs or the Most Frequent Used Programs.

    Happy to try any other suggestions!

    I tried turning off and on the Most Frequent Used Programs list in the Start Menu properties and deleting all the items in it, still the same.

    I am right that the behaviour I'm seeing isn't normal?

    X10
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  7. Posts : 71,547
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #96

    It shouldn't be removed from the most used list when only pinning to taskbar.

    As a test, create a new shortcut on your desktop, and pin it to the taskbar to see if it's still removed from the list.

    If it does, then try creating the shortcut with "explorer" at the beginning of the target location.
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  8. X10
    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #97

    Brink said:
    It shouldn't be removed from the most used list when only pinning to taskbar.
    Good, glad I'm not going mad.

    Brink said:
    As a test, create a new shortcut on your desktop, and pin it to the taskbar to see if it's still removed from the list.
    Still removed

    Brink said:
    If it does, then try creating the shortcut with "explorer" at the beginning of the target location.
    Also removed
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  9. Posts : 71,547
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #98

    I guess you may need to "Pin to Start" the app to also keep it available on the Start menu.
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  10. X10
    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #99

    Short of re-installing Windows, is there any specific components that deal with the Start Menu and Most Frequently Used policies that I could restore to default, or replace from another Windows 7 installation?

    Pinning to start seems counterintuitive to the whole process.
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