Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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  1. Posts : 9
    Windows7
       #240

    Has anyone noticed when adding the Quick Launch bar to Windows 7 that it creates a new Quick Launch Desktop Folder. If you remove it, all your pinned programs in the Start Menu will not function. The only solution I have found so far is to move it to another location so it is not on the desktop.
    Thanks for your thoughts

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  2. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #241

    Hello Trekfrk,

    Sorry, but this is the first time this has been reported of a Quick Launch folder being created on the desktop and the problem you mention of removing it. Are you sure this is not from some Quick Launch program that came preinstalled with your computer instead? The method used in the tutorial is not capable of adding Quick Launch to the desktop.
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows7
       #242

    I built this computer so nothing was preinstalled. I have my system configured to show hidden files which is why this is occurring. It seems that this modification causes this folder to be created which is also necessary for pinning to the start menu. It is not a quick launch toolbar but rather a file folder. If you are running Win7 can you try enabling "show hidden files" and see if you can duplicate this issue?
    Thanks
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  4. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #243

    I have "show hidden files" enabled, but using the exact steps in the tutorial, I cannot reproduce what you say. If you use the exact steps in the tutorial I just do not see how you get what you say.
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  5. Posts : 9
    Windows7
       #244

    Do you know what the "path" is for items pinned to the Start Menu? Could you right click on any program you have pinned, and go to Properties>General and tell me what it says for Location
    Thanks
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  6. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #245

    The pinned items in the Start Menu are located in the hidden system folder:

    Code:
     
    C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu
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  7. Posts : 9
    Windows7
       #246

    Fixed it Somehow my 'user pinned' folder got associated with my desktop. I'm guessing it happened when I was dragging the Quick Launch all the way to the left. Once I corrected it to the path you sent, it works perfectly. Your help was invaluable, thanks again.
    On a similar note, you mentioned you 'show hidden and system operating files' so you must have two 'desktop.ini' folders on your desktop. Have you found anyway to hide or move them while still keeping those settings?
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  8. Posts : 341
    W7 Ult x64, W8 Pro x64 and W10 Pro x64
       #247

    Brink said:
    The pinned items in the Start Menu are located in the hidden system folder:

    Code:
     
    C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu
    Hi, Brink;
    I still have QL dissapperance problem even on new machine I just built. I copied the pinned short-cuts on the taskbar and saved the theme as suggested in the past.
    In the above path, all the short-cuts are still in the Quick Launch folder and two desktop.ini files. One is desktop(1).ini though. I wonder if there is a way to tweak this area to fix the problem.
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  9. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #248

    Hello Churin,

    I still haven't narrowed down why Quick Launch will disappear after a restart for a few people. I have noticed that it seems to happen mostly on laptops though.

    You might see if pinning a new folder to the taskbar with a copy of the Quick Launch folder contents in it instead may work better than pinning the actual Quick Launch folder.
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  10. Posts : 341
    W7 Ult x64, W8 Pro x64 and W10 Pro x64
       #249

    Thanks, that's interesting alternative. Presently I am using the blank space opened when the start button is clicked on to place those short-cuts I used to put in the quick launch.
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