windows 7 taskbar

i have a Shortcut on my desktop. I would like to add this shortcut to my taskbar.

how do that?
apollo-13Asked:
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jerseysamCommented:
You should be able to just drag the shortcut onto the taskbar
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jerseysamCommented:
Or Right click the shortcut on your desktop and, from the drop down menu, select 'Pin to taskbar
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Dilip PatidarCommented:
Hello Apollo,

You can right click on the shortcut and select the "Pin to Taskbar" option.

That's it !!!

Dilip Patel
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apollo-13Author Commented:
There is no pin to Taskbar option on right click
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jerseysamCommented:
Did you try right-click on taskbar and unlock and then drag the shortcut?
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Dilip PatidarCommented:
Hello,

Than you can drag that shortcut to task bar and drop it.

Dilip Patel
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apollo-13Author Commented:
i move shortcut with mouse to taskbar(red icon under it)
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apollo-13Author Commented:
Did you try right-click on taskbar and unlock and then drag the shortcut? -- yes no success
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Asif BacchusI.T. ConsultantCommented:
Assuming you are trying to pin a program, then yes, jersysam's suggestions will work.

If you are trying to pin a shortcut to a document, you have to do a few extra steps:

1)   On your desktop folder, find the shortcut, right-click, choose properties.
2)   Enclose the path and filename in the Target box in quotes.
3)   Enclose the full path and filename of the program that opens the desired file in quotes before the text in step 2 and add a space.

For example.  Let's say you are working with a shortcut that has a target of C:\Users\Me\Documents\Example.txt.  Let's also assume you want to open this file in notepad.  You would change the target  to read:

"C:\Windows\Notepad.exe" "C:\Users\Me\Documents\Example.txt"

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Once that's done, you can right-click the shortcut and the option to pin it to the taskbar is now available.  You can also change the properties to alter the icon, etc. or rename the shortcut so that a different name appears on the taskbar.

HTH.
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Dilip PatidarCommented:
Hello Jerseysam,

This taskbar lock and unlock didn'd affect.
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apollo-13Author Commented:
info : this shortcut from networkshare
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apollo-13Author Commented:
Asif Bacchus thanks. if shortcut is only folder not a .exe then?
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apollo-13Author Commented:
This taskbar lock and unlock didn'd affect.  ---i unlock but no success
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Asif BacchusI.T. ConsultantCommented:
You don't need to unlock anything.

Create a shortcut on your desktop with the following target:

"C:\Windows\Explorer.exe" "drive:\path-to-folder-you-want"

Once that shortcut is created, you can right-click and pin it to the taskbar.
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apollo-13Author Commented:
microsoft office :example excel mouse move at under task bar.. i do not understand why shurtchut on desktop not working
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Asif BacchusI.T. ConsultantCommented:
I really don't understand what you are saying.  You cannot create a shortcut to an excel document?
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apollo-13Author Commented:
super thanks ,works
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Asif BacchusI.T. ConsultantCommented:
No problem, glad you got everything sorted out.
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Dilip PatidarCommented:
Hello,

No chance.. But alternate solution is

Right click on taskbar and select the Toolbars then select New toolbars....

Select Computer and double click on NetworkShared Drive and "Select the Folder" button.
Do not select any folder in NetworkShared Drive. Click on Select the Folder Button.

Dilip Patel
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Asif BacchusI.T. ConsultantCommented:
@Dilip:  Yes, but that would create a new toolbar (which I agree, is more eloquent).  However, the OP asked specifically for a shortcut that he could pin.  I assume he meant he wanted to open an explorer window at the target of the shortcut.
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Dilip PatidarCommented:
Thanks Asif....

Great knowledge.... Proud to you dear....
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Asif BacchusI.T. ConsultantCommented:
@Dilip:  Thanks :-)  And thanks for posting the alternate solution (which I never even really thought of!).  If others look at this question in the future it's nice that they have a simple alternative.  Love this site for that, and appreciate users such as yourself that continue to post additional knowledge even if points have already been awarded.  Cheers!
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Dilip PatidarCommented:
Cheers for you dear. I am not replying here for points but I like learn new things and help to people from my knowledge...
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