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Windows 7: Computer - Pin to Taskbar

28 Dec 2009   #20
Hitcher

Windows 7
 
 

Still no joy.

I've tried the download and making my own using all three different shortcuts and they all fail to open a new folder as soon as they're pinned to the taskbar, if I double click them from the desktop they're fine though.




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28 Dec 2009   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hitcher,

Strange, I just can't reproduce what you are seeing.

As a test, you might see how it behaves in a new administrator account to see if it may be something in that user account.
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08 Jan 2010   #22
jmf

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks!

Hey, I walked through your manual instructions and they worked perfectly.

Thanks so much for posting this!
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08 Jan 2010   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome JMF, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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16 Jan 2010   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hitcher View Post
Still no joy.

I've tried the download and making my own using all three different shortcuts and they all fail to open a new folder as soon as they're pinned to the taskbar, if I double click them from the desktop they're fine though.

Hitcher,

I ran across something that may help with this. Make sure that you still have the default Windows Explorer shortcut pinned to the taskbar, but make sure that it is positioned (dragged) to the left of this pinned Computer shortcut. Afterwards you should be able have a new Computer window open each time you click on it.
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17 Jan 2010   #25
Hitcher

Windows 7
 
 

Wow, it worked.

Many thanks for still thinking about me.
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17 Jan 2010   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Hitcher. I'm glad that got it sorted for you.
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21 Jan 2010   #27
Shugo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have 2 hard drives C:\ and G:\, I would like to pin G:\ to the taskbar.
How would you go about pinning it?
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21 Jan 2010   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Shugo,

A hard drive is treated the same as a folder in Windows 7, so you can pin it to the taskbar just like you would a folder in the tutorial below, but starting at step 4. You would use G: as the path.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Feb 2010   #29
hsrstud

Windows 7
 
 

When I tried to do this on my computer (x64), the My Computer taskbar icon works for a while when I boot up my machine, but then it always unexpectedly crashes (Windows Explorer has stopped working...) and won't open again. When I looked in the event log, I had the following message. Does anyone know what might be causing this? I have tried disabling all of the software I can think of on my computer and disabled all the nonstandard services, but the problem persists.

Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16450, time stamp: 0x4aebab8d
Faulting module name: comctl32.dll, version: 6.10.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bde67
Exception code: 0xc000041d
Fault offset: 0x0000000000079ddc
Faulting process id: 0x1bcc
Faulting application start time: 0x01caa3b83aae9e0c
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7600.16385_none_fa645303170382f6\comctl32.dll
Report Id: 78702073-0fab-11df-82f1-001fc6ecd6c7
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