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    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar

    How to Pin Your User Files Folder to the Windows 7 Taskbar
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    How to Pin Your User Files Folder to the Windows 7 Taskbar

       Information
    This will show you how create a shortcut of your user profile (user files) folder to pin to the Windows 7 taskbar as a separate icon instead of it being pinned as a Jump List item in the pinned Window Explorer taskbar icon.

    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-default.jpg


    EXAMPLE: Your User's Files Folder Unpinned and Pinned from the Taskbar
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-taskbar-1.jpg

    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-taskbar-2.jpg
    EXAMPLE: Your User Files Folder
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-user_folder.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Use a Download


    1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Users_Files_Folder.zip
    2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

    3. Open the .zip file and extract the User's Files Folder shortcut to the desktop.
    NOTE: You can rename the User's Files Folder shortcut to any name that you would like to use instead though. For example, your user account name.

    4. Right click on the User's Files Folder shortcut and click on Properties, General tab, and the Unblock button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: If the unblock button is not there, then the shortcut is already set to be unblocked. Continue on to step 5.
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-blocked.jpg
    5. Drag the User's Files Folder shortcut onto the taskbar until you see the Pin to Taskbar pop-up and drop it. (see screenshot below)
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-pin.jpg
    6. The User's Files Folder is now pinned to the taskbar. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you ever wish to remove the pinned User's Files Folder icon from the taskbar, right click on it and click on Unpin this program from the Taskbar.
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-taskbar-2.jpg
    7. When done, you can delete the downloaded User's Files Folder shortcut and .zip files on the desktop if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Do it Manually


    1. Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location in bold below into the Location field and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:UsersFilesFolder
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-step1.jpg
    3. For the name, type User's Files Folder and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You can type any name that you would like to use instead though. For example, your user account name.
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-step2.jpg
    4. Right click on the new User's Files Folder shortcut on the desktop and click on Properties.

    5. Under the Shortcut tab, click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-step3.jpg
    6. In the "Look for icons..." line, copy and paste the location below and press enter. (see screenshot below)
    %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-step4.jpg
    7. Select the User's Files Folder icon and click on OK. (See screenshot above)

    8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-step5.jpg
    9. Right click on the shortcut, and click on Pin to Taskbar.
    NOTE: You could also drag the new User's Files Folder shortcut onto the taskbar until you see the Pin to Taskbar pop-up and drop it. (see screenshot below)
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-pin.jpg
    10. Your user's files folder is now pinned to the taskbar. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you ever wish to remove the pinned User's Files Folder icon from the taskbar, right click on it and click on Unpin this program from the Taskbar.
    User Files Folder - Pin to Taskbar-taskbar-2.jpg
    11. You can now delete the User's Files Folder shortcut on the desktop.
    That's it,
    Shawn








  1. Posts : 8,370
    W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
       #1

    That will be a plus for a good number of people right from the start there! It's always a pain in the butt having to browse through all of the sub folders to get to something! Good find!
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  2. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #2

    LOL, you're welcome. :)
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  3. Posts : 8,370
    W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
       #3

    That went right on here while saving the zip file to a utility folder for a variety of things on the storage drive. Once opened with a double click, dragged onto the desktop, and the right click to unblock was done you can see the end result with the simple drag to taskbar. You can see it next to the AVG icon there.
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Feb 2010 at 12:43. Reason: broken image link removed
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Pro
       #4

    Added this and Computer shortcut... every time I click on this User shortcut it opens on the computer shortcut button on the taskbar...
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  5. Posts : 70,194
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       #5

    Hello Scott, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Double check to make sure that you have the correct location entered for the shortcut and no typos. Have you tried the download?
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  6. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Pro
       #6

    I used %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:UsersFilesFolder for the User's Files Folder pinned link.

    I used %windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} for the Computer pinned link.

    When I click on the Computer link it worked fine. When I click on the User's Files Folder link it opens in the Computer button link.
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  7. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Remove the pinned Computer icon and try this for it's location instead to see if that will work with the User Folder icon.

    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:MyComputerFolder

    Computer - Pin to Taskbar
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #8

    I could kiss you! Thank you for saving my sanity!
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  9. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #9

    You're most welcome Camilla, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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