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Say I have multiple locations that I'm working with fairly regularly, and want access to them quickly - 1-2 clicks or key strokes. Is it possible to do something like pin an explorer shortcut to the taskbar?

How do I set this up in Windows 7?

I figure Autohotkey + some scripting would do it but I'd rather not reinvent the wheel if I'm missing something about Windows 7 file management.

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And standard Shortcuts to folders won't suffice (say, on your desktop, or pinned to your taskbar)? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 19 '11 at 15:28
is it possible to pin an explorer shortcut to the taskbar? That would work. – John Barry Nov 19 '11 at 15:31
Just figured it out - that was exactly what I was missing. – John Barry Nov 19 '11 at 15:33
Another tip for speedy access: by default, you can launch pinned items with Windows Key + numbers 1 through 0. – Ampersand Nov 19 '11 at 15:53
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You can pin Explorer to the Taskbar (drag an Explorer Icon to the Taskbar and it will pin).

If you drag multiple folder shortcuts to the task bar (one at a time) it will show as (only) one Explorer icon, but if you hover over it, it will pop up a menu with those shortcuts available to click on (called the Jump List).

Jump List

Check out here for more Taskbar info.

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