I'd like my Downloads folder pinned to the taskbar in Windows 8. Evidently this is not something they want you to do, so I had to look for a workaround. Currently I have something pinned with the name 'Downloads', the target 'C:\Windows\explorer.exe C:\Users\X\Downloads', and the standard Downloads icon from %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll
Unfortunately, there are still two problems with this arrangement:
- The displayed icon is wrong. It displays as the standard Explorer icon, instead of the Downloads icon.
- When I click on it, it opens up a new Explorer icon, instead of using the already existing one. I'm left with two Explorer icons, one active (the new one that opened up) and one inactive (the Downloads one).
Any help would be appreciated.