If I want to add a shortcut to any folder on my HD it pins them to the "Pinned" section of the Windows Explorer icon on my Taskbar. So to get to one of these shortcuts, I have to right click on the icon then click on the specific shortcut.

Is there a way to add icons on the Taskbar for each of these shortcuts?

  • You don't HAVE to right click. You can left click and hold while dragging upwards and get the JumpList. It's makes it feel more like a touch screen. – Kredns Sep 9 '09 at 17:37
  • Just found this question, which looks like it will work. – mxmissile Sep 9 '09 at 18:05

You can actually pin the folder to Windows 7 tasbar (and I don't mean that it appears in the jump list).

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  1. First, create a new shortcut (right-click > new > shortcut)
  2. in the shortcut, you should be keying in the value like this %systemdrive%\explorer.exe /E::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} for a shortcut to "My Computer"
  3. Right-click the shortcut, and choose "Pin to Taskbar".

There ya go - cumbersome, but hey it works. For a list of other codes to different system folders (such as "My Documents"), check this page out. If you want to have a shortcut to a normal folder (not any of 7's preset folders), you can just use this shortcut value :

%systemdrive%\explorer.exe /E "C:\Users\scoopdreams\worlddomination"

That will let me directly access my world domination plans with one-click.

P.S You can also change the icon of the shortcut, and then re-pin to the taskbar with the new icon. Also a tip, you might want to move the shortcut to some out-of-the-way folders, so it doesn't get in the way.

  • works perfect, thanx – mxmissile Sep 9 '09 at 21:35

One way you could do this would be to create a folder full of shortcuts to these locations. Then pin the shortcut to the taskbar. Remember to change the shortcut icon before you pin it to the taskbar.

  • This still pins it to the "Windows Explorer" icon. And RE: your comment above, that is good to know and better, but not exactly what I am looking for. – mxmissile Sep 9 '09 at 17:49
  • Well I'm on linux right now. I thought that would work. When I get home I'll try and see if I can find something that will be of more help. Sorry ;-) – Kredns Sep 9 '09 at 18:03

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