pinned files stuck win 8.1

I've always found it tricky to rearrange files pinned to Windows Explorer - sometimes they drop one line above or below where you expect.

However, in the past two weeks they've simply refused to move up or down at all. Most of the time if I drag and drop a file, the pinned list just disappears until I re-click in the taskbar. But sometimes there is a very long pause -- where the system hangs for something like a minute -- and then it appears that Explorer is restarting.
fletcherejamesAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In terms of the recent delay in Windows Explorer, try cleaning out temporary files. Go to c:\users\username\appdata\local\temp and delete whatever temporary files you can in there. Then run Disk Cleanup. When it is ready to proceed, select recycle bin, temporary files, log files and anything else that looks reasonable to delete. Say OK to delete files.

Now run System File Checker. Open an admin command prompt and run SFC /SCANNOW twice. Allow to complete and now restart and test.
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McKnifeCommented:
Go and see if that happens with other users, too.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
just for exactness you are referring to moving pinned items on the taskbar.
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fletcherejamesAuthor Commented:
Yes - right-click on icon to see pinned files. Click a file and drag up or down.
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fletcherejamesAuthor Commented:
I solved the problem by removing all of the pinned files from Windows Explorer, removing & recreating the taskbar item, and re-adding everything I need.
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