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Adding pinned items to taskbar for All Users

Question: Adding pinned items to taskbar for All Users

Hello

1.) How can the Media Player pinned shortcut on the taskbar be removed for All Users?

2.) In general, how can application shortcuts be pinned to the taskbar for All Users?

I reviewed the excellent REG files posted that would allow taskbar pinned applications to be added or removed for the current user or all users but those solutions seem to only apply to the win 7 OS system level application shortcuts.

Thanks in advance

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Answer: Adding pinned items to taskbar for All Users

You'll have to do it manually for each user account.

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This problem is hard to describe. I have the Word (2007) icon pinned to the taskbar in Windows 7, and previously when I right clicked it, I could see the list of recently used docs, and I had a few docs permanently pinned to the list. Worked great! However, recently the MRU list and the pinned items disappeared from the Word icon list. Now, when I right click the Word icon on the taskbar, I only see the following items listed:
 
Microsoft Office Word 2007
Unpin this program from taskbar
Close window.
 
There's nothing else listed! This problem only seems to affect Word. Other programs (such as other Office apps like Excel) are not affected.
 
I ran an Office repair but no luck.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Thanks!Darryl Gittins

Answer:The MRU and pinned items disappeared from the Word icon that's pinned to Windows 7 taskbar

Hi,If the issue occurs recently, a system restore might be of help. Is there any change before the issue occurs?By default, most of the jump list history is saved under %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations as *.automaticDestinations-ms files. For Example, adecfb853d77462a.automaticDestinations-ms is for WORD. The Item that pinned to taskbar was saved under %APPDATA%\\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBarClick Start, copy "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations" (without quotation marks) to the search command line and Enter. In the open window, find the adecfb853d77462a.automaticDestinations-ms, what is the "Date modified". Right click on it and choose "restore previous versions" if there is any. Close the window and check the result. If still no go, simply delete it. Meanwhile, delete all the files under the folder TaskBar too. Close the window and recheck.

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I use a couple taskbar pinned websites. Namely Facebook and Amazon. These are pinned from IE11 since Edge doesn't support. Useful and if I right click all sorts of handy shortcut. However, initially the pinned icon (or favicon) was the nice 64x64 type but over time the icons have reverted to unsightly 16x16 and I cannot get them back to their former glory. I have tried unpinning and repining them with no joy. Sometimes the facebook one reverts to the 64x64 but within days/weeks it returns to the unsightly small icon. Is there anything I can do? Screenshot example attached



Thanks,
Wayne

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I know you can pin programs to the task bar, but they are always aligned to the left. Is there any way to make them stay to the right, near the taskbar icons?

Answer:Possible to move where pinned items are on taskbar?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wkw427


I know you can pin programs to the task bar, but they are always aligned to the left. Is there any way to make them stay to the right, near the taskbar icons?


This is for centering the icons, I'm sure you can adjust it to your liking though.

Taskbar - Center Icons

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I pinned Microsoft Excel to my task bar, and then I pinned some frequently used document shortcuts to that. I have a few of the frequently used shortcuts that will not unpin. I have even deleted the original document and then tried to open it. It would say something like, the link to this document is no longer available, do you want to remove this shortcut and I would say yes, but it would still not delete. I tried unpinning Microsoft Excel from the taskbar, but when I pinned it back on, the same shortcuts were there. Is there a way to remove these shortcuts? I am even willing to reset the taskbar to where I would have to re-organize it to the way I have it, but I can't figure that out either Thanks for any help you can give me!

Answer:Can't delete pinned items from taskbar

Hey.

Folow the instructions form this tutorial:

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

Download the file, and run it.

It will automatically re-set the pinned items in the taskbar.

If in your circumstances, It still shows the documents as pinned, Try clearing you're recent items folder.

Recent Items List - Clear

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit on a Dell Inspiron 1501.

A few of my items that were pinned in the taskbar started disappearing from the bar. I have tried selecting Pin to Taskbar, I have unpinned them and then pinned them again; I even removed them from the folder itself and then tried pinning once more. None of that worked.

I also have a problem with programs not showing up as recent items in the Start menu. I do have both the "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start Menu" and Store and display recently opened items in the Start Menu and taskbar" checked.

Does anyone know how I can fix these problems? Thank you.

Erin
 

Answer:Pinned items not showing in taskbar

Check that the taskbar isn't locked (right click it)
 

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when i drag an icon from the taskbar to show its pinned list, the item where my cursor is gets opened inmediately, i remember pinned list used to stay there until i clicked any item, but now it automatically opens the selected item as soon as i stop holding click.

Answer:items autoselect in taskbar pinned list

Welcome to Seven Forums SykesMod. Is this a PC or a laptop? Do you have it set to open by double click or single click? If this problem just started, you may have a System restore point from before the problem began. A Guy

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I have created a custom windows 7 pro image through audit mode and then sysprepped it.  Upon new user login, I notice that the three default taskbar items (IE, WMP, Explorer) are still there.  How can I get rid of these with a gpo/p?
And yes, the CopyProfile tag is set to true in my sysprep.xml file.
Thank you.

Answer:Remove default pinned items from taskbar with gpo/p

This script works.
'Credit goes to Eric G. for writing this script.
'More info at http://frontslash.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/removing-internet-explorer-and-windows-media-player-from-taskbar/#comment-178

Option Explicit

Const CSIDL_COMMON_PROGRAMS = &H17
Const CSIDL_PROGRAMS = &H2
Const CSIDL_STARTMENU = &HB

Dim objShell, objFSO
Dim objCurrentUserStartFolder
Dim strCurrentUserStartFolderPath
Dim objAllUsersProgramsFolder
Dim strAllUsersProgramsPath
Dim objFolder
Dim objFolderItem
Dim colVerbs
Dim objVerb

Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objCurrentUserStartFolder = objShell.NameSpace (CSIDL_STARTMENU)
strCurrentUserStartFolderPath = objCurrentUserStartFolder.Self.Path
Set objAllUsersProgramsFolder = objShell.NameSpace(CSIDL_COMMON_PROGRAMS)
strAllUsersProgramsPath = objAllUsersProgramsFolder.Self.Path

'Internet Explorer
If objFSO.FileExists(strCurrentUserStartFolderPath & "\Programs\Internet Explorer.lnk") Then
Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace(strCurrentUserStartFolderPath & "\Programs")
Set objFolderItem = objFolder.ParseName("Internet Explorer.lnk")
Set colVerbs = objFolderItem.Verbs
For Each objVerb in colVerbs
If Replace(objVerb.name, "&", "") = "Unpin from Taskbar" Then objVerb.DoIt
Next
End If
'Windows Explorer
If objFSO.File... Read more

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Does anyone know how to save the pinned items in the task bar? I've got quite a few items pinned and I would be hard pressed to find them all again manually if something would happen to my computer.

I'd like to save the current settings so that I can restore them should I ever have my windows box fail in the future.

Answer:How to backup Windows 7 taskbar pinned items?

Code:
C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned .
Holds your Taskbar and Start Menu pinned folders inside. When you re-install the folders to this location you will have to (I think) open the folders and re-pin the programs. But as you say they will all be together.

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I have followed the new folder idea to a T and it really doesnt work in my build (SP1 7608 or something like that).

I want to center them but would prefer not to have one more process booting up with windows... in fact... the whole purpose of this is to be able to stop using object dock so I can get rid of THAT service...

I hear people who talk about registry tweaks for it. I like playing around with the registry, anyways.... any ideas?

Answer:Is there a way to center pinned items on taskbar in the registry?

Hello Thornton,

You might see if this may work for you for this.

Taskbar - Center Icons

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Hello, I am hoping that someone might have a solution to this issue. I am currently running the following hardware/software:
Dell T5810 Workstation
Fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64bit
With a specific Group Policy for Non-Administrators in place

I have searched the forums for quite some time now, but I have not found anyone that is experiencing the exact same issue that I am. I am currently using a Group Policy that supports the following:
"Remove pinned programs list from Start Menu" = DISABLED
"Remove common program groups from Start Menu" = DISABLED
"Remove frequent programs list from the Start Menu" = ENABLED
"Remove Default Programs link from the Start Menu" = ENABLED
"Remove pinned programs from the Taskbar" = DISABLED

Basically, I can pin items correctly to the Start Menu under the user if I add them to the Administrators user group, but when I attempt to log them back in as a Non-Administrators user (I manually remove them from the Administrators user group), all of the icons show up at login temporarily, but then disappear while I am physically looking at them. This ONLY occurs under Non-Administrative users, which I have to have in place due to security reasons.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. If absolutely necessary, I do have a recorded video of this occurring.

Thanks!

Answer:Pinned Start Menu Items Being Removed for Non-Administrative Users

Still have heard nothing about this for several months. Has anyone else run into it? ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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So now that I have one problem squared away (thanks to Kari), I have one more that I'm hoping to find a resolution for. This has been an ongoing problem for months as well.

On my taskbar, I have pinned programs (Windows Explorer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access). From each of these pinned programs (when I right-click) I have certain recent items pinned at the top so I can access them more quickly.

The problem is that every now and then (at random) the items I pinned at the top of the lists just disappear (become unpinned) and don't even show up on my recent items lists.

I've done some research online and from what I understand, this can sometimes happen if a pinned item is moved to a different location, but that is not the case for these because I know they have not been moved.

It happens a lot with the pinned items I have under Windows Explorer and Excel, and occasionally with the pinned items I have under Access.

Does anyone know what could be causing this issue and how to prevent it from happening going forward?

Answer:Pinned recent items on taskbar frequently disappearing?

Hello MetroBOS,

Do you use any programs like CCleaner that may have an option to clear jump lists?

For now, you could the tutorial below to be able to back up and restore your jump lists until you can get this sorted.

Jump Lists - Backup and Restore in Windows 7

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((why give me space for a title that is bigger than the number of characters I am allowed to enter?))

I finally took the leap last week and installed a new HD and installed win8 64bit on it. I've been using it and accessing my old apps on my vista drive as well. Today Windows encouraged me to upgrade to Win 8.1, which I did. Now, all the stuff I painstakingly pinned to my taskbar is gone. I have tried to repin it but it says it is already pinned. I have unpinned and repinned, but it still does not show up. In addition, the clock is missing.

I'd really like the use of that desktop/taskbar back. Any ideas?

Answer:Items pinned to taskbar and clock are missing after upgrad

To get the clock back:

notification area - How do I restore the tray clock in Windows 7? - Super User

For pinned items, try opening the program & right click the icon for it in the taskbar & choose pin to taskbar.

A picture:

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Hello, I hope you are doing well.

When I open a program that has been pinned to the taskbar, the icon for that program disappears immediately. I understand that this is a feature of Windows 7, but my girlfriend finds it rather annoying. Is there any way to stop this behavior? By the way, I am using the "Never Combine" option for my taskbar.

For example, the first icon pinned in the taskbar is Mozilla Firefox. When I open Firefox, the icon disappears, and only the other pinned icons remain. I would like to change this behavior so that the icon, once pinned, will remain, even if I open the program associated with it.

Thanks,
Vic

Answer:Pinned Taskbar Items Disappearing when Program Opens

i'm not sure thats a feature, i havent heard of anyone having that problem yet. have you by chance hacked any files for custom themes or icons, or played around in the registry?

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You are about to read some bad English. and I am really sorry about it. I am not a native English speaker.

Good Evening guys,

Is there any way to remove the extra gap/space of pinned items in the windows 10 taskbar? I was using a program called "7+ Taskbar Tweaker", it has an interesting option "Remove Extra Gap" of pinned items.

I was using this program for this only specific option and it worked fine until now but now it seems like now I have become an insider this software doesn't work on an updated version of windows 10 so what I want is an permanent change I am wondering is there a permanent setting I can use (possibly a registry hack) to accomplish this?

Any help in anyway would be very much appreciated....

Answer:How to remove extra gaps in taskbar b/w pinned items?

I need some help here

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Hi all, I am starting to have a lot of pinned items on my taskbar. Is there a way to add some into a list I can expand from the taskbar. Here is what I have at work on my XP. Something similiar would be useful!



Thanks Hornet

Answer:Create Taskbar Pinned Items Into an Expandable List

Maybe set the taskbar setting to never combine might work you can try it:

Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable

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hey guys,

Is there any way to remove the extra gap/space of pinned items in the windows 8 taskbar? Right now I'm using a program called "7+ Taskbar Tweaker", it has an interesting option "Remove Extra Gap" of pinned items. I'm using it for this specific option and it works fine however I have to keep the program running for it to work. When I close the program I get the extra gap back which is not ideal. I am wondering is there a permanent setting I can use (possibly a registry hack) to accomplish this?

Any help would be very much appreciated....

-chees

milw0rm

Answer:How to remove extra space in taskbar pinned items?

Try this (and give feedback):

In registry add a new key under:
HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
"MinWidth" Typ "REG_SZ" and play with value; e.g. "48".

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After the Creators Update I experience this odd behaviour: every time I reboot the system (or restart explorer) almost all my pinned taskbar item disappears

this happens in the hidden TaskBar folder:
C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

and also in the registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

the strange thing is that this happens for almost any program but not for all! Two program: the cmd, and Navicat (an sql client) are able to remain pinned upon reboot, every other programs gets always deleted. If I manually unpin them they don't appear in the next reboot. It seems that somehow the system reminds they are "allowed" to remain pinned.

the problem happens in every account

I tryed almost everything (SFC, delete User Pinned\TaskBar folder, delete Taskband registry, ecc) but I cannot find a solution, and it's very annoying... please help!!! thanks

Answer:Taskbar pinned items gets deleted on reboot (after Creators Update)

This was happening to me, Wergio. This is the reason I did a totally fresh install. In fact it was the only reason I did a fresh install with the "Creative Update.
I don't know why but my laptop upgraded without incident. Lets hope someone has a fix soon because I have 2 more PC's to upgrade.

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*If this is in the wrong forum, please tell me which one to put it in.
Okay, forgive me if the title is a little hard to understand. Yesterday I made a huge mistake by going to Taskbar and Start Menu and unchecking both "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" and "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar". What I'm trying to find out is if I can make shortcuts to two of the programs that are pinned to my taskbar. Those programs are Google Chrome and iTunes. I've noticed that if I unpin them from the taskbar that they will appear on the Start menu, but I don't want to unpin them. I have tried pinning them to the Start menu, but with those two programs pinned and the other programs just sitting there, it actually makes my Start menu look really cluttered and messy. So the real question is, can I put items on the Start menu without unpinning them from the taskbar and without pinning them to the Start menu?

Answer:How do I make shortcuts to pinned taskbar items to Start menu?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795


*If this is in the wrong forum, please tell me which one to put it in.
Okay, forgive me if the title is a little hard to understand. Yesterday I made a huge mistake by going to Taskbar and Start Menu and unchecking both "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" and "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar". What I'm trying to find out is if I can make shortcuts to two of the programs that are pinned to my taskbar. Those programs are Google Chrome and iTunes. I've noticed that if I unpin them from the taskbar that they will appear on the Start menu, but I don't want to unpin them. I have tried pinning them to the Start menu, but with those two programs pinned and the other programs just sitting there, it actually makes my Start menu look really cluttered and messy. So the real question is, can I put items on the Start menu without unpinning them from the taskbar and without pinning them to the Start menu?


Yep: re-enable "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu", and then open the programs. When there are unwanted programs in there, just right-click them and choose "Remove from this list".

You can also use Windows Key + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. to open any pinned item on the Taskbar because each number corresponds to a pinned item starting from the left. So Windows Key + 1 opens the... Read more

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So my computer decided to change the directory of my pinned items to a folder in my downloads, and I can't figure out how to change it back or find any information on how to do so. I've tried restarting the computer, scanning for possible virus/malware, dragging the folder to I believe default location of

"C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"

but to no avail. Any ideas on how to fix this problem? If you need any more information just ask and I'll try to provide it.

Answer:How do I change the pinned items folder location on windows 7 taskbar?

Hello Suushi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Pinned items on the taskbar are stored in the hidden folder below instead.


Code:
C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
What did you do to try and move the I assume "User Pinned" folder?

If you like, you might see if resetting taskbar pinned items back to default. You'll need to "Pin to Taskbar" any programs you want back afterwards though.

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello there!
I have Windows 10 (64-bit) with last updates.

Everything worked well, but once I noticed that shortcut ?WIN + S? (start search) doesn't work ;(
Then, i try to remove some pinned items from explorer (on taksbar), but get blank context menu ;(((
Screenshot → LINK#1 and LINK#2
What i do?

1. Followed these instructions → Windows 10 Blank Taskbar Menu Fix - YouTube DOESN'T WORK
2. SFC in CMD (Administrator) DOESN'T WORK

sfc /scannow

And get this message:

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
3. Start Windows in Safe mode. IT'S NOT FIX

In Safe mode → all works fine.

Maybe, someone, know how to fix this issue?

Sorry, for bad english.

Answer:Windows 10 blank context menu on pinned items (taskbar)

Executed this command:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Get this message:
[==========================100.0%==========================] The restore operation completed successfully.The operation completed successfully.

Still doesn't work ;(

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I am trying to find out how Lenovo has configured Win 7 such that each new user gets two icons- Lenovo Shop App and Lenovo Device Experience. I know a user can unpin them, but this is for a business and we cannot expect every user to be able to accomplish this task. We do not want to create a support snafu when users try to use these icons.

I know there is a local GPO that can eliminate pinned icons completely, but this is not what I want to achieve.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Remove Pinned OEM Icons from Taskbar for ALL USERS

quote : I know there is a local GPO that can eliminate pinned icons completely, but this is not what I want to achieve.


Were you referring to this tutorial ?
Taskbar Pinned Programs - Enable or Disable

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Client: Windows 7 Enteprise 32bit, latest updates
Domain controller: Windows Server 2012, latest updates

GPO: "Remove default pinned items from taskbar" is enabled
Problem: after many gpupdates and reboots there're still three pinned apps (Internet Explorer, Explorer, Windows Media Player) on taskbar. Other GPOs defined in same policy are applied sucessfully.

Desired state: no pinned apps.

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Have XP/Home: How do I get things added to the taskbar and to the Quick Launch areas? Would like to have the MS Works Calendar to show what I have scheduled for that day when the desktop opens, but seem to be brain dead as to how I accomplish this task, along with adding anything to startup...just a blank! Can anybody refresh my memory? Thanx!

parrotplay
 

Answer:Help with adding quick launch and taskbar items

Right click on All Programs and select explore. Expand “Programs” and drag or paste a shortcut for the program you want to run at startup into the “Startup” folder.

You can just drag icons from your desktop to the quick launch.

To add stuff to the system tray (which is what I think you want to do) you can get one of dozens of freeware tray managers. This one looks like it will do what you want: http://www.gregorybraun.com/TrayTool.html If you don’t like that have a look through this list: http://www.nonags.com/nonags/launch32.html

You might have a look at RunIt. You just right click on the top of the screen and a menu drops down. You can put anything you want in the menu. It is a lot easier than looking through all of the icons in the tray: http://www.webattack.com/get/runit.shtml
 

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I've regularly copied profiles to a network location. These profiles have been set to mandatory so other users must load it. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the precise location of the file within the profile folders/files which defines what programs are "pinned" and which are listed as "recent". It would be nice to edit them either in registry or a file from the network location instead of changing the local administrative profile and re-uploading.

I thank anyone for their assistance.

Gennar
 

Answer:Profile Question: Start Menu, Pinned items and Recent items

Hello,
I have this same issue with mandatory profiles...any luck?
 

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Dear Friends,

Few of our users are facing issues with pinning applications on taskbar.pinned applications are getting removed from taskbar after a reboot.

They are using Dell laptop with windows 8.1 OS.

Anyone have experienced this issue before? please help by sharing your thoughts on this...
 

Answer:Pinned application are not staying pinned on taskbar.

Windows 8 provides the "Disable Pinning Programs to Taskbar in Windows 8" option. If someone has selected the "Enable" option then you can't pin any program to the Taskbar.

Disable it.

 

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No, I didn't stutter.

I'm wondering if there is a way to batch delete all the user-pinned items that show up when I right-click, say, the OOffice Writer user-pinned icon on the task bar, revealing all my user-pinned documents (as well all the recently opened non-pinned docs)?

I know I can delete them individually, one-by-one, but I'm wondering where they're listed, say, in the registry or in appdata, or something, that would allow me to delete them all at once.

Clear as mud? Here's a pic:

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Must preface: this is my 2nd Yoga 2 in 6 days. Had to exchange the 1st one within the week b/c Windows would not load (could not get past the logo screen -GeekSquad tech said only option was to swap for a new one).
 
Noticed an immediate difference (not for the better) in the new/2nd Yoga 2:
 
Cannot read the right click bubble the pops up when you right click on an app on the taskbar (i.e. to close it, or "unpin" it). I don't remember changing this in my 1st Yoga, but the bubbles there definitiely did not look like this (see pics below).
 
Appreciate any help!
 
 
Problem bubble: Right-clicking "This PC" app
 
Click here to view image 
  
Regular bubble: Right-clicking Taskbar
 
Click here to view image
 
 
 
 
Mod's Edit: Image(s) converted to link(s) due to size.  Photos are limited to 100k size per forum guidelines.                     Please refer to About Posting Pictures for more information.

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I have nicely pinned all my key stuff (Google Calendar, Gmail, google maps, etc. to the Win10 taskbar, but everything I open opens in Chrome.
If I click my iTunes taskbar-icon then iTunes opens and its taskbar-icon brightens and a little blue bar appears on its taskbar's bottom edge--iTunes opens FROM the iTunes icon.
If I click Google Calendar, G-mail, maps, etc., these icons remain black, and all this opened windows just stack up in Chrome very messily.
The intention was to have them open in Chrome but FROM their taskbar-icon, so they're nice and neat and separate and always right there conveniently.
How can I make pinned-to-taskbar stuff open from its own taskbar icon and not from Chrome?

Answer:How can I make pinned-to-taskbar stuff open from its own taskbar icon and not from Chrome?

Have you checked your default apps settings?

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I've got two laptops here. Both running Windows 7. On one when you pin an item to the taskbar and run that program it does not open another icon on the taskbar.

On this one it will open a new icon on the taskbar.

Why is this the case and how do I fix it please?

Answer:Pinned Taskbar item open new icon instead of on top of pinned item?

is it firefox that is duplicating the icon?

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Question: Pinned items gone

Suddenly all the items i pinned to windows explorer is gone.
and i can't pin new ones...
what the heck?

Answer:Pinned items gone

right-click start menu --> Properties
turned on "store and display recently opened programs in the start menu"

Recent Programs - Turn On or Off

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Hi all,

I was wondering if there is a way to get the pinned items to sit to the right side of the taskbar, where the quick launch would be...

In my case I've setup a few for 7stacks, but would prefer them over to the right...

Also I've got the rest of the taskbar set out like Vista, would my open windows be able to stay over to the left?

Basically I want the 7stacks pinned items to be where the quick launch used to be, and the rest as Vista...

Thanks

Answer:Pinned items to the right...

Hello Arran,

I suppose that you could unlock the taskbar, drag the 7stacks icon to the right using the dotted lines (if available), and leave the pinned items on the left side. Newly open programs and windows will open to the right end of the pinned items, so be sure to leave enough room between that and the notification area icons.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

I screwed up again. I use windows 7 Home Premium 64bit for a month now and I made the same mistake I did when I first got it. I deleted my pinned items by accident. A month ago, I got the default items back, by closing explorer.exe and then restarting something. But I can't find out where I found that solution.

I know there are other solutions, but they don't work for me.

Does anybody know what I mean and how I can bring them back?

Greetings,
Ferry

Answer:Restoring Pinned Items

Ferry
Go to the start button and then all programs
Right click on the ones that you want to pin. That is the best way.

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I have a problem with pinned items disppearing on me. It only happens with the File Explorer pinned items. About once a week, nearly all of them disappear (the only one that stays is one I use nearly everyday, it's at the very top of the list).
I do use CCleaner, I read it affects the pinned. I use it rarely (once a month or two), but the pinned don't disappear immediately after. The first time it happened, I found out that turning off Auto Maintenance helps. I did that, and the problem disappeared for a few months. It came back recently, despite the Auto Maintenance still being off.
Please help, I'd really appreciate some advice.

Answer:Pinned Items Disappearing

do you mean disappear from the recent list when you right click on the pinned file manager icon on the taskbar .[they would not be considered pinned items ]if so that would get removed in many ways ,and yes ccleaner would be one if it was set to clean recent documents in windows explorer .as would other tools used like windows disk cleanup,iam not sure exactly how you would fix it but I guess making sure that "windows explorer recent files" is uncheck in all program that do this type of cleanup

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For example, when I move the cursor over a pinned item, it used to show a miniturized window of that item hovering next to the cursor. However, now when I do it, it just shows text of what is open rather than the mini window. I'm sorry if this has been asked before, I looked around and could not find answer. Oh, and also, my start orb is no longer an orb but rather an actual button (Windows 98ish style). Thanks in advance!

Answer:How do I change the look of the pinned items?

Hello ezwind, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you are using a "Windows Classic" theme instead of a "Aero" theme. If this is the issue, then changing your theme to a "Aero" theme may fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I pinned adobe reader to task bar and then pinned all my PDF documents.(It's called "jump list"...did not know..)

problem is that I can only have 20 links to my documents, when I pin more i can not see them until I remove an existing link(or more, if I added more...) from the pinned and recent menu of Adobe Reader.
Another problem is that I also can not see any recent items when my pinned items list is full(20 items)

I think my screen resolution is the problem, but is there a solution for it?

Answer:List of pinned items

Senteaf: There is a limit to the number of items that you can pin to the taskbar as they get smaller as you put more on there and then it doubles. I recommend that if you have a lot of .pdf files that you place them in a folder and pin the folder to the taskbar, after all they are all the same type and will open your pdf reader when you open one in the folder.

That's about the best recommendation that I can give. Other than increasing the size of your task bar and wasting real estate on your desktop.

Rich

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1? I don't use ccleaner very often (almost never), and I don't delete the Pinnded items on the explorer using it...

Now that we got that covered it started a while ago, after my last update to be precise, my pinned folders just vanish from the explorer pinned items list, not after rebooting, not after ccleaner, one minute they're there in the next they're not... I have no idea why it's happening, might be Microsofts fault, or might be something I did, I searched the forum and I didn't find anything helpful, including the other posts about the same subject

I have no idea on how to fix this, I can only look at the sky and shout: why

but my query in this forum is, if there is anyone with the same problem or someone who knows how to fix the problem, please help...

thanks guys

EDIT:
Obvious things I forgot

I'm running windows 7 x64 ultimate and this is my work computer as well as my gaming machine, my specs are on the "my system specs" dropdown thingy... which is quite cool btw

Answer:Explorer Pinned Items vanishing

See if this post helps you Pinned items gone

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Is there like a folder where 7 stores the information on whats pinned on the start menu ?

Answer:Start menu pinned items

Hello Earl,

The pinned items in the Start Menu are located in the hidden system folder:
C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

See also:
Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to

and

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...in-folder.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I know about right clicking on program shortcuts and then selecting "pin to start menu" option but can one pin things like documents folder, temp folder on hard drive, control panel, windows update etc?

thanx
TC

Answer:What items can be pinned to start menu?

Hello TC,

By default you cannot pin folders to the Start Menu, but th tutorial below will show you how to be able to.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...in-folder.html

Unfortunately, you cannot pin files like documents to the Start Menu like that. They are part of Recent Items instead.

For the others, this may help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...n-taskbar.html

and

Control Panel - Pin to Taskbar


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Okay, so I have a crapload of programs (mostly games) on my comp. I also abhor desktop shortcuts. I hate clutter. Anywho, I have my most frequently used stuff (Firefox, Pidgin, WMP, etc.) on my taskbar. For most everything else save a few progs. I hardly ever use, I pin them to the start menu. Problem is I ran out of space. Even with the recent items set to 0, every available item turned on on the right side to make the menu as large as possible, and using small icons, I ran out of space on the pinned item list. Is there any way to get the pinned item list to scroll? I mean I can add as many items as I want, but you can't get to all of them. As I delete items, the ones I couldn't view before come into view, so obviously they are being added to the list (where does Windows save that list anyway? I can't seem to find it). It seems really odd that the All Programs list can scroll but the pinned list can't? WTF? Is there any way to fix/change this?

Answer:Start Menu Pinned items scroll

You could uncheck "use large icons" in the start menu properties. That would gain you some space.

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The functionality is not disabled, I can pin new items, but existing items disappeared, they vanished after updating nvidia display drivers and rebooting.

If I repin the same items they appear but with (2) appended to the name indicating they a duplicate pin.

Any ideas?

Answer:pinned items vanished on start menu

Hello Chrysalis,

It sounds like your Start Menu pinned area is corrupted. If you like, you can use the tutorial below to reset it to see if that clear this issue. You'll need to pin all your items again afterwards though.

Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area

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Hi guys.

I upgraded my Vista Ultimate installation to Windows Seven Ultimate. I am using RTM version 7600.

I have tried on several occasions to pin some folders to explorer. The pinning works fine and they will stay there until I reboot the machine, at which point when I right click the Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar, the pins have now disappeared? This is rather annoying as I use a number of different folders and on my old Vista installation I had taskbar shortcuts for each folder.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Paul

Answer:Items don't stay pinned to explorer after reboot

Do you use any programs like CCleaner to automatically clean the junk out of your system? Carefully review any settings in any programs you might use. I know in CCleaner, there is an option to clear jumplists.

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The pinned items on the Windows Explorer icon keeps disappearing. My Computer, Recycle bin, various HDD shortcuts. The whole list just gets cleared out.

How do I fix this?

Answer:Windows Explorer pinned items disappearing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cyborg31


The pinned items on the Windows Explorer icon keeps disappearing. My Computer, Recycle bin, various HDD shortcuts. The whole list just gets cleared out.

How do I fix this?


Are you by any chance running Ccleaner and this occurs?

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Why is there a limit of items that can be pinned to the start menu?

In previous builds there was a higher limit or no limit. If the item listed was off-screen, you just scrolled whether or not the start menu was full size or not. In build 10130 there is a limit, not only that if you have a lower screen resolution there is even a lower limit. Kind of waste to have a start screen (Not app list) if you are going to limit on how much can be put on it. Might as well use the taskbar or desktop shortcuts.

Answer:Why is there a limit of items that can be pinned to the start menu?

I found that you have to restart your PC to pin more items.. it works for me at least. Give it a try.

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I have File Explorer pinned to my taskbar and have a number of folders and drives pinned to it, but the maximum limit seems to be 13 items. Is there any way to increase this? There seems to be nothing helpful in the Taskbar Properties menu.
 

Answer:Increasing number of pinned items (Windows 8)?

I think want you want is the number of jumplist items. That can go to 60.
 

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I want to be able to backup, and to quickly restore, the items I have pinned to the Start Menu after I restore an image to my c: drive, but it's escaping me how to do it.

Windows stores the shortcuts here:
C:\Users\MyUsername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu", but merely pasting shortcuts there doesn't make them appear in the Start Menu.

I know the favorites in this registry key is involved:
hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\startpage
but what do the other things there do? I don't want to restore the whole key when all I need is favorites and also restoring the other things in the key might do something I don't want.

What's the best way to handle backing up and restoring the items pinned to my Start Menu?

Thanks.

Answer:Manipulation of items pinned to Start Menu

Not sure if you've found this yet. If so, maybe it will help someone else. But I just found this site:

Backup and Restore Your Pinned Taskbar Items in Windows 7

Good Luck.

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I have some pinned items on the start menu but the list of visible items got populated and the rest of the pinned items seems to be below the list of visible items but they are not reachable because i can't scroll up to see them.

How to fix this?

Answer:Some of Start Menu pinned items not visible

Hi,
You might post a screen shot if you need assistance review the links in my signature for how too's,
Also click start and type in the search box
dpi or make text and other items larger or smaller
What is the dpi set on ?

Also type in the search box
resolution
Are you set on the Recommended resolution for your monitor and are you using multiple monitors ?
Cheers.

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I have recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro and everything was fine then. But recently I am experiencing an issue which is "Pinned items and Jump List are not displayed in File Explorer in both Taskbar and Start Menu". Pinned items and Jump Lists are displayed for other programs in Taskbar as usual but the issue is only with File Explorer. I have restarted the PC but still the problem persists and I have also disabled Cortana.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

System Specs:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo
Motherboard - Gigabyte (G31M-ES2L)
RAM - 4 GB
Graphics Card - NVIDIA GTX 560 (2 GB)
OS - Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

Answer:Pinned Items not showing in File Explorer.

Hello Debjitdas, and welcome to Ten Forums.

As a test, if you pin a location in Quick access, does it also show pinned in the jump list of File Explorer?

Quick access - Pin or Unpin Locations in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Ok, so I wanna move the icons I have pinned in my start menu closer together... how can I do that? They are set to use small icons BTW, I'd like for the icons to be right up against each other to save room on my taskbar.
Here's a ss.

Answer:Move items pinned on start menu closer together.

see this, maybe it will help a bit.
How to get taskbar icons closer together ?

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hi!

i have had BSOD and my entire start menu pinned items are gone.
and i had LOTS of them (almost entire extended start menu filled) all sorted and adjusted. too long to recover manually.

i have system partition backup image. but it would be stupid to recover whole system cuz of start menu (lots of changes will be lost too)
so i need to find a way to export those settings from mounted back up and import them to main system (i know how to mount registry hive also, in case it is needed).

i know there are export-startlayout and import-startlayout commands for powershell so i was thinking about making virtual machine out of backup. but after some reading it looks too complicated. too bad i didn't know about export-startlayout earlier lol.

so, maybe someone know where these settings are stored?

Answer:Where Start menu pinned items info is stored?

bump

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Firstly - famous last words "I'm absolutely sure it's nothing simple or I would have fixed it by now"

I have 9 items pinned to start menu. Three of which don't work, can't be "removed from list" or unpinned and their icons have changed to some kind of default icon.

I can't seem to locate their config. but now suspect they're held in ntuser.dat.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
V6
 

Answer:[Resolved] XP Start menu pinned items corrupt

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On build 7000, I could do this. But now everytime I try to drag a pinned item to move it to the top (I like to keep my stuff alphabetically ordered), it just gives me the option to open it with whatever else I'm holding it over.

Anyone else notice this and/or know a way around this nonsense?

Answer:Can't drag items pinned on the start menu to sort them

anyone?

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hi!

i have had BSOD and my entire start menu pinned items are gone.
and i had LOTS of them (almost entire extended start menu filled) all sorted and adjusted. too long to recover manually.

i have system partition backup image. but it would be stupid to recover whole system cuz of start menu (lots of changes will be lost too)
so i need to find a way to export those settings from mounted back up and import them to main system (i know how to mount registry hive also, in case it is needed).

i know there are export-startlayout and import-startlayout commands for powershell so i was thinking about making virtual machine out of backup. but after some reading it looks too complicated. too bad i didn't know about export-startlayout earlier lol.

so, maybe someone know where these settings are stored?

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Hi Guys

I'm on Windows 7 and have a question....I use Notepad alot so i pinned all 21 documents that i use...
I raised the Jump Lists to 21...

problem is the Start Menu gets So Tall....I dont have 21 programs to pin to the Start Menu...
Is their a tweak or Registry setting to disbable or set the number of Jumplists just for the start menu or pinned items...

Thank you
 

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I have set the start menu to NOT show the "Most Used" section, as well as other bits. I have also pinned some apps to the start menu. The problem is that if I take out the "Most Used" section, that'll leave a big empty space that I just can't seem to fill. Can I somehow drag my pinned items slightly to the left so that I can collapse the start menu and make it slimmer? I tried re-sizing the pinned items to no avail. Any advice?

This picture exemplifies what I'm describing:

http://imgur.com/bSfOW2G

Thank you.
 

Answer:Shrink Start Menu & Re-position Pinned Items?

Yeah, I reckon I do. I'll wait.
 

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I think the title is pretty much self-explanatory. This is really freaking annoying, and I swear, today it's happening every ten minutes. I have a number of non-library folder locations I use regularly, including one in the normally hidden user application data folders - namely Photoshop Presets - and I really need them to be there in my jumplists at all times.

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I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and would like to know how I go about increasing the number of items to be pinned to File Explorer

It would be appreciated if someone could kindly assist me in advising me how to set the maximum number of items to be pinned to file explorer

Answer:Increasing number of items to be pinned to File explorer

Have a windows 8 pc. Sign into it with an ms account. Change the number of jump list items in the taskbar settings. Sync these account settings to your Windows 10 machine.

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Hello Guys,

Got around to installing Windows 7 on my home desktop and laptop. Am rather impressed with everything compared to Vista (speed, etc) but have one big annoyance - the taskbar.

I have my taskbar set to traditional mode where each window gets its own taskbar item (ie if I have 4 Firefox windows open, I have 4 Firefox taskbar items show up). I also don't use the Pin functionality as I dislike it.

In <=Vista, every time a new window opened, it would open to the right of the taskbar. In 7, it likes to group applications of the same type (Firefox for example) together. Any way I can get it to revert to how <=Vista did it?

I also have the same problem with system tray icons.

Best Regards,
Craig Brass

Answer:Taskbar Items / System Tray Items - Open in Order

Hi Welcome to SF,

You could try this,

Right Click on Task Bar > Properties > Task-bar Buttons > From the Drop Down select Never Combine

Hope this helps

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Hi,

I am working with a manditory profile on a network and I would like to change one item that is pinned to the start menu of Windows XP. I am not sure where this information is stored within the profile files/folders and/or if it is easily changed. If someone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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My start menu icons are MASSIVELY up-scaled in build 10122, how can I revert this back to normal? (the tiles are the same size but the icons are massive now)

Answer:Windows 10 Pinned start items messed up in build 10122

Fixed in 10125 now.

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Got a problem here with a classroom full of Windows XP Pro PCs, where if I put new shortcuts into All Users\Desktop, when a user logs on they can only see the shortcut as an unknown file type which does not run. Any existing shortcuts in All Users\Desktop work ok, just not any new ones!

The PC's are on a Windows 2003 Server network (with AD) and have local user profiles.
 

Answer:Network users cannot run shortcut items placed into All Users Desktop folder

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While moving files I had selected the whole contents of a directory.
Then I accidentally clicked which has resulted in over 100 files being added to my explorer quick access pinned list.
However unlike the explorer window I can find no way to select multiple items for removal from that list.
Is there any way to do this - or a utility I can use to manage pinned lists (and maybe recent items lists?)
Update: as a test I added a new folder named rumpelstiltz to the pinned list.
A search showed that string is NOT present except as a folder name.
A search of the registry found ONE key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU\2 \0, 22, 62 00 31 00 00 00 00 00 0B 4B 2A 2A 10 00 52 55 4D 50 45 4C 7E 31 00 00 4A 00 09 00 04 00 EF BE 0B 4B 2A 2A 0B 4B 2A 2A 2E 00 00 00 21 CF 01 00 00 00 1B 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 4D 65 56 00 72 00 75 00 6D 00 70 00 65 00 6C 00 73 00 74 00 69 00 6C 00 74 00 7A 00 00 00 18 00 00 00
I discovered in this thread https://superuser.com/questions/1051...ettings-stored
that they are held in a file, and the name of the pinned item is plain text - but the rest of the block of data around it is gobbledegook.
%appdata%\microsoft\windows\Recent\AutomaticDestin ations\f01b4d95cf55d32a.automaticDestinations-ms
So there is no obvious way to manipulate it.
Does anyone know of an app to manage pinned lists?

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Hello,

I am looking to get rid of the jump lists from the pinned items in the Start menu completely. Already looked under "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" and unchecked the "store and display recently..." boxes. However the jump list arrows still appear next to an icon. The jump lists are basically empty, it's just that I don't want them to appear at all.

I understand this is extraordinarily picky, but the whole jump list functionality seems like a way for the operating system to try to guess what you want instead of letting you pick out what you want.

I don't mind digging in the registry if that's what it takes.

Thanks!

Answer:Any way to disable jump list arrows from pinned items on start menu?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Go back into the Taskbar and Start menu properties and go to the Start menu tab and click on the Customize button in the next window that opens up in the lower right corner decrease the number of the bottom one to 0 that should do it.

Jerry

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While moving files I had selected the whole contents of a directory.
Then I accidentally clicked which has resulted in over 100 files being added to my explorer quick access pinned list.
However unlike the explorer window I can find no way to select multiple items for removal from that list.
Is there any way to do this - or a utility I can use to manage pinned lists (and maybe recent items lists?)
Update: as a test I added a new folder named rumpelstiltz to the pinned list.
A search showed that string is NOT present except as a folder name.
A search of the registry found ONE key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU\2 \0, 22, 62 00 31 00 00 00 00 00 0B 4B 2A 2A 10 00 52 55 4D 50 45 4C 7E 31 00 00 4A 00 09 00 04 00 EF BE 0B 4B 2A 2A 0B 4B 2A 2A 2E 00 00 00 21 CF 01 00 00 00 1B 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 4D 65 56 00 72 00 75 00 6D 00 70 00 65 00 6C 00 73 00 74 00 69 00 6C 00 74 00 7A 00 00 00 18 00 00 00
I discovered in this thread https://superuser.com/questions/1051...ettings-stored
that they are held in a file, and the name of the pinned item is plain text - but the rest of the block of data around it is gobbledegook.
%appdata%\microsoft\windows\Recent\AutomaticDestin ations\f01b4d95cf55d32a.automaticDestinations-ms
So there is no obvious way to manipulate it.
Does anyone know of an app to manage pinned lists?

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Question: Pinned on Taskbar

I seemed to have lost the ability to "pin" Outlook & IE8 & some others to the taskbar. I'm sure it had something to do with my "fingerer poking".
Please let me know how I can re-start it. Thank you, Joe

Answer:Pinned on Taskbar

Hello Joe,

You might go ahead and do this to see if this may be the issue or related. It will not harm anything since it's only restoring the default lnk (shortcuts) file extenstion associations.

Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu Missing from Context Menu Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there any way to have the pinned buttons in more than one row similar to XP and Vista when a deeper taskbar is chosen?

Answer:Have pinned buttons in taskbar in more than one row?

Welcome to Seven Forums HairyScot. Right click the taskbar, untick Lock The Taskbar. Put your cursor on the top and drag the taskbar to double size. Lock the taskbar. If you mean on a normal sized taskbar, then not that I'm aware of. A Guy

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i come home from work and windows store app is pinned to my taskbar. I did not create this at all could it be a virus or remotely created? all scans are clean and have all remote services disabled. other than that there's no other issues. so far......
 

Answer:new pinned shortcut (taskbar)

It is the default. Unpin it if you have no use for it in pinned status.
 

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With more and more cool apps being developed every month, I find myself installing all sorts of stuff on my computer to try out. Some apps aren't all that useful, are just plain bad, or offer niche functionality, while some...

Read more
 

Answer:What apps are pinned to your taskbar?

I utilize docks for most of my important apps. But, I do keep a couple utilities on my taskbar for easy access on my other monitors. Right now, I have GPU-Z, CPU-Z, GPU Temp and Core Temp pinned. Since I'm running Windows 10, I've decided to keep Cortana and Task View pinned as well.
 

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I'm noticing some programs pinned to taskbar open a separate button when run and some don't. Anyone know why?

The programs in the circle just glow when run. The arrows show pinned programs and their separate button. Each program is only running one instance. I have taskbar properties set to always combine.

Answer:Pinned to Taskbar some combine some not

Hey Miles,

What does it show for the targets of the pinned ones that do this?

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Hey all,

Vista veteran that just switched over to Win7 64-bit Home edition this week. Just pinned My Computer to the taskbar. When I click the icon, it brings up the list of internal/external drives (C, D, etc) as it should. But then, when I click on one of the drives, it opens up the contents in 2 other windows. Odd. So for instance, if I click on the C drive, I end up with 3 windows open, the My Computer window, and 2 separate C:drive windows.

Is there any way I can just have the contents of the C:drive (or whichever drive) open up in the same window as My Computer?

This only happens when I open My Computer through the taskbar, when I click on the icon on my desktop or on the start menu, it behaves normally.

Hope this makes sense - and thanks in advance!!!

Bob

Answer:My Computer pinned to Taskbar

Hello stargazer830, welcome to Seven Forums!





How are you pinning 'computer' to the taskbar as by default it opens in the "Explorer" folder on the taskbar with no "pin-to" option?

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I am using a program and i pinned it's exe , but today it went blank as if it can't find the location of the file but when i click on it , it opens , also when i click on the unpin is goes back to it's normal icon and once again it goes white when i click pin , any idea what is going on ?

Changing the name of the folder than contains the icon fix this problem but returing it to the old name it goes again white , i wonder what is the problem

Answer:Icon Pinned to taskbar

It sounds like you need to rebuild your icon cache.

Follow the tutorial at Icon Cache - Rebuild.

Hopefully this will do the trick.

Oli

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A perfectly good shortcut icon will becoma a generic icon when pinned to the taskbar (see pic). Is there any cure for that?

Answer:Icon changes when pinned to taskbar

It doesn't change it on my set up.see here:

Perhaps running sfc /scannow might help!

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Hello:

When I first upgraded to Windows 10, I started playing around with the taskbar. I found a way to manually "group" the icons I had previously pinned. For example, I could group various Office ions. (E.g., Word; Excel). I recall also having a group for antivirus/malware apps. And so on. As I recall, all I had to do was drag and drop icons on top of each other.

I don't know what happened, but somewhere along the way I lost my groups, and cannot recreate them. I've searched for a solution, but the closest I've found is info on some sort of auto-grouping. It's as if I dreamed the whole thing.

Does anyone know what I am describing, and how to regain this ability?

Thanks.

Answer:Grouping Pinned Taskbar Icons

If you don't refer to custom toolbars ( pointing to folders where you add shortcuts ) you add to main taskbar I don't see what you mean ....

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Ive tried everything.
1. Went to C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar deleted everything nothing happened.
2. Cannot right click it either.
3. when left clicked this is said "This action is only valid for products that are currently installed"

please help. its annoying

Answer:Icon pinned to taskbar and cannot be unpinned

Hello Nick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes a simple restart will get rid of them if you haven't already tried that.

Another option is to reinstall the program the icon is for, unpin the icon, then uninstall the program.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Many moons ago I pinned a show desktop icon to the desktop, now after running some disk cleaners I no longer have the icon and have to use the rectangle in the lower right corner.

As I recall there is a small app that one can download that will allow pining a show desktop icon to the taskbar, but I no longer can find it. Can someone provide the link - all the other methods for pinning the desktop have no worked for me.

TIA,

Frank

Answer:Desktop no longer pinned to taskbar

Hello Frank,

Here you go.

Show Desktop Shortcut - Create

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Hello,

Hopefully i'm posting at the right section.

But I wanted to know if it is possible to make your pinned programs be at the right of the taskbar. So lets say you open a new program right now it comes to the right of the pinned programs right? Is it possible to move the pinned programs to the right and lock it there so that pinned programs are at the right and when you open a new program it just comes to the right of the ''Windows button'' as always. So the new opened programs still come at the left side but pinned stay at right.

Also a picture showing you what i mean.

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/3817/testab.png

Thanks!

Answer:Moving pinned programs to the right of the taskbar

Welcome kutsal,
I don't know if this will do exactly what you want but have a look here
Taskbar - Center Icons[2]=Taskbar Start Menu.

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I'm curious how this option references itself. What I mean is there an editable folder/file somewhere, so I can instruct it what to put in this list? Because I recently installed yet another hard drive, and I love to reference them quickly. I love this list, and I don't like too many files on my desktop. I've tried to get it to acknowledge the drive by frequently opening it and referencing folders within, to no avail.
Which is why I'd like to know if there is a quicker way to instruct this list. It's pretty funny you know? I only open a particular folder once, and it ends up in the list. But I try to get it to acknowledge another folder, and it won't do it. Irritating to say the least

Answer:Pinned/frequent folders in taskbar

C:\Users\YOURNAMEHERE\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

And the handy http://www.ghacks.net/2010/09/18/win...-items-pinner/

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I have included some screenshots. When I try and pin the steam.exe application to the taskbar, it works, but has that default no image/icon attached image.

However, as you can see in the open window, the steam.exe application does show that icon as part of it.

Any thoughts? Kind of driving me nuts even though its not really a functional problem. Thanks.

Answer:No icon when steam is pinned to taskbar

Welcome to Seven forums. Try right clicking the shortcut and selecting properties, under the general tab select change icon, navigate to the steam icon and select that. It should change the icon.

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Well that says it.......pinned item does not display in taskbar? Any ideas?
I have attached a screen shot showing the said "pinned" items with a view of the taskbar where they do not appear.
Oh and another thing, there is no longer a "pin to taskbar" option available to me by right clicking any folder.

BTW my initial attachment did not work, you can see it in the 3rd post in this thread.
 

Answer:pinned item does not display in taskbar?

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hi all

did you know you can rearrange your pinned icons on the taskbar by left clicking and holding with mouse then move to desired place and release.

USEFUL LINK >>> http://tinyurl.com/3287c2e

Answer:rearrange your pinned icons on the taskbar

yes ,but its left click hold,drag and drop in place. thanks though.

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In Windows 7 I can pin applications to the taskbar, for this example we'll be using the Windows Explorer application. Once pinned to the taskbar, I can also drag and drop folders onto the Windows Explorer's application icon in the taskbar which will add them to the "Pinned" group when I right lick on the Windows Explorer's application icon in the taskbar. The problem is every once in a while, the "Pinned" list is getting cleared and it's annoying having to rebuild it by finding, dragging and dropping each folder onto the Windows Explorer pinned taskbar icon again one by one. I know that the taskbar pinned applications are stored at C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\. Where can I find any one taskbar pinned application's "Pinned" list?

Answer:Pinned taskbar applications pins

Hello maneuv3r, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may be using a program like "CCleaner" that could be clearing them.

The tutorial below can help show you how to backup and restore your pinned taskbar items.

Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7

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Hello:

When I first upgraded to Windows 10, I started playing around with the taskbar. I found a way to manually "group" the icons I had previously pinned. For example, I could group various Office ions. (E.g., Word; Excel). I recall also having a group for antivirus/malware apps. And so on. As I recall, all I had to do was drag and drop icons on top of each other.

I don't know what happened, but somewhere along the way I lost my groups, and cannot recreate them. I've searched for a solution, but the closest I've found is info on some sort of auto-grouping. It's as if I dreamed the whole thing.

Does anyone know what I am describing, and how to regain this ability?

Thanks.

Answer:Grouping Pinned Taskbar Icons

If you don't refer to custom toolbars ( pointing to folders where you add shortcuts ) you add to main taskbar I don't see what you mean ....

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Hi there, i have a problem after one of windows Update processes, i'm on Win7 Beta 7000 and all my default pinned apps buttons are gone, and "pinned app" feature is working strange.

A list of all the little strange problems happening:
-all buttons lost their extra features (recent doc, play/pause buttons for wmp, explorer particular list)
-a blank pinned app button that doesn't want to erase
-if i pin windows media player, when i open it another icon appears


Any idea?


Thanks!

Answer:Restore Pinned apps in taskbar

Hello iomicifikko, welcome to Se7en Forums!

Start by having a look at the tutorial, at the link below.

Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area


Keep us informed!











Later Ted

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This is the issue of my friends computer.

The specs there is Intel motherboard, ATI Raedon graphics card, 4 GB ram. After some updates including windows and ATI, the issue appeared that the taskbar icons are always hovered, but even for a running window, the thumbnail previews are not being shown. The situation is exactly like as shown here ... 2009-09-15_2316 - JohnSheehan's library

A system restore can fix it, or a repair install. I want to know what is causing it there.

Any ideas please ?

Thanks a lot in advance .

Answer:pinned taskbar icon always hovered .

I'm not really understanding. Is the complaint that the taskbar won't hide?

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I have the Taskbar situated on the left side of my 24 inch monitor. Currently there are 7 apps pinned, but they reside near the upper vertical portion of the taskbar. I want the apps pinned near the bottom of the taskbar (where the clock and TSRs are).

How do I configure this?
 

Answer:Win 7 Taskbar and pinned programs question

You don't, there's no option for it, they always stack starting from the start button.
 

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Good evening, today I bought a Lenovo Z50-75 and I have a problem that is not normal for appear colors below in the taskbar when I have a couple of three or more Pin programs and go to right click on them with the colors that appear there is too deep blue unlike other computer that has black and also not so great the eikonideio of Pin nor iconand the exit the program. What can I do about that?So it seems my http://s30.postimg.org/lmuwdaqht/index_php.pnghttp://s30.postimg.org/waync50gx/index_php2.png Thanks very much.





Lenovo G710 Intel Pentium N3550 (06/06/2015) - Lenovo Z50-75 AMD FX 7500 (06/08/2015)









Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Problem with colors pinned to the taskbar.

Uninstall Windows Update KB3072318:https://superuser.com/questions/947698/windows-8-1-jump-list-visual-bug

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Hi everyone, I badly need your help. I have pinned shortcuts to the task bar however, when i click them, it wont open. when I try to open any document or program from the start button, it will open a shortcut at the task bar and then when I click it from the task bar, it wont display or open. How do I fix it? please help

Answer:I cannot Open pinned shorcuts in the taskbar Please help

Hello Sunshine1921,

Since it does show an icon on your taskbar for them, does is show a taskbar thumbnail preview of their opened window when you hover the pointer on the icon on the taskbar?

If they do, then they may just be offscreen, and the tutorial below can show you how to drag them back onscreen.



Offscreen Window - Move Back to Desktop

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Hello

I have chrome pinned to the task bar but it won't simply launch the application like it does with all the my other icons. I have to keep right clicking it and then choosing chrome within the menu - kinda annoying.

Is there a way to change this behaviour so it will just launch the browser when I click it ?

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Right clicking a batch file on my desktop does not give me the option to pin it, is there a way?

Thanks!

Answer:Can a batch file be pinned to the taskbar?

rboppy said:

Right clicking a batch file on my desktop does not give me the option to pin it, is there a way?

Thanks!



You'll need to create a shortcut of the batch file with the prefix explorer.exe

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I seem to be having a problem with the pinned programs on my taskbar and I was wondering if anybody can help me here. Most of the programs on my taskbar simply highlight the icon that I clicked when I want to start the program or start a new instance of the program. However, a select few programs (iTunes, Peggle Nights, Plants vs. Zombies), for whatever reason, when I click on them, they form a new icon for the program on the right of the rest of the icons.

For instance, when I click on iTunes (when the program is not already running), it will highlight the icon I clicked for a moment then form a new iTunes icon in addition to the old iTunes icon and the new one will be the one I must use to control iTunes. This exact problem persists in the other programs as well. Can anybody help me fix this?

Any help would be very very appreciated. Thanks a lot!

Answer:Odd problem with pinned programs on taskbar

I had the same problem. Heres what I did.

1. Delete all pinned itunes icon/s from the task bar.
2. Open itunes "normally" from desktop icon or startmenu.
3. Now this itunes (which you just opened) icon will appear on the task bar.
4. Right click on it and select "Pin this program to taskbar"
5. Now this icon behaves like all the other "regular" taskbar icons.

You can try this with other apps too.

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Hi all,

I have several libraries and I want to have a shortcut to one of them pinned on my taskbar, but I can't seem to do this.

Any advice on how to do this would be great!

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Shortcut to library pinned to taskbar

Hi sc00zy! Welcome to SevenForums.

Have a look at my post #12 in this thread. It will explain exactly how to do what you want.

Setting up Windows 7 to function like XP

Hope this helps.

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