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Windows 7 Taskbar Question

Posted on 2010-01-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Can anyone advise how I can pin a shortcut to a folder onto the Windows 7 Taskbar.
We could do it in XP and Vista by adding it to the Quicklaunch taskbar.
I can not find it in 7
Question by:mbelletty

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hutnor earned 1000 total points
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You need to pin Windows explorer to the task bar. Then you can pin a folder to that so that when you right click it you can select that folder.
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Just drag the shortcut icon onto the bar, release and select pin to taskbar.

Chris B
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senad earned 1000 total points
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You cannot pin a root folder directly to the taskbar. Instead, you can only pin a subfolder in that root folder instead. You just need to make sure that there is only one subfolder in the root folder though. If not, then the other subfolders in the root folder will show up on the taskbar as well. For example, if you selected your C:\Users\(User-name) folder instead to pin the My Music in the example in step one below, then you would have all of the (User-Name) subfolders pinned to the taskbar as well since they are all subfolders in the C:\Users\(User-name) root folder.

How to Pin or Unpin a Folder to the Windows 7 Taskbar

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