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Pin Folders to the Taskbar in Win 7

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

After reading

https://www.pcworld.com/article/238644/reader_feedback_taskbar_tip_gmail_management_antivirus_help.html#tk.nl_sbx_h_cbintro

I realised there was another workaround for this problem.

Why you would want this function in Win 7 is debatable. You can pin the Windows Explorer ‘folder’ to the task bar and a list of recently used folders is displayed when you right click it. Presumably, the folders you use most are the ones you would pin to the taskbar, so there you are.

However, if there is some obscure folder, nested deep in the bowels of your folder architecture that you use often enough to want quick access, but not often enough for it to be in the list of recently used folders mentioned above, there is another workaround to have any folder (sort of) pinned to the taskbar. Open windows explorer (this special ‘folder’ can be pinned to the taskbar by right clicking it on the taskbar and choosing to do so) then you can drag and pin any folder to windows explorer on the taskbar (whether it is open or not) and when you right click windows explorer in the taskbar, atop the list of recent folders is a list of pinned folders that will always show.

No need to unlock the toolbar; no need to reactivate quick launch toolbar. Just another option; readers can try and choose their preference.

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