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In previous versions of Windows if you created a program shortcut to a specific file, the icon would open the specific file rather than the program.  Such as, the target for an ACCESS program would be T:\databases\gsollitt.mdb in the properties of the icon short cut which would open the file.  In Windows 7 this works if the icon is on your desktop, but if you pin it to your task bar, it opens the program rather than the file.  Any way around this?
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You could create the old fashioned 'quick launch' toolbar then drag the shortcuts to your files there..
- Rightclick on the task bar, create new toolbar
- Browse to: "%appdata%\microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"
- Select folder
- switch off text labels and names
- voila, just drag your shortcuts to files here

The alternative is PIN the shortcut to your program, i.e. doc on Word.
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Thanks, love to learn new (at least to me) things.
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