Windows 10: How to get a file explorer icon into the Quick Launch Toolbar Solved

  1.    16 Dec 2017 #1

    How to get a file explorer icon into the Quick Launch Toolbar


    My system has just had its Windows 10 Pro x64 re-installed after it stopped booting. I now have dozens, if not hundreds of thing to re-configure.
    I've re-instated the Quick Launch Toolbar, and now I'm trying to get an icon for File Explorer in this toolbar. This basically requires me to find an icon for File Explorer that can be dragged, or which responds to a right click.
    I've found several sets of instructions, but so far none of them work (on this Windows 10 which is about two hours old).

    Any suggestions? If you have an 80 year old grandmother, please try your instructions on her first! I'm a near 70 year old IT specialist (from a few years ago).
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  2.    16 Dec 2017 #2

    Use File Explorer and browse to C:\Windows\explorer.exe, right click send to desktop as shortcut, drag shortcut to Quicklaunch, delete desktop shortcut if required.

    Yes I use QuickLaunch ;o)
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  3.    16 Dec 2017 #3

    PS; you can use 'clam1952' method of sending a draggable shortcut to desktop to automatically start programs, like browser or email client at startup too.
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  4.    16 Dec 2017 #4

    If you use a start menu replacement like Classic Shell or (as in my case) Start 10, you can simply right-click the program tile or .exe file and select "Pin to taskbar" from the pop-up menu.
    And so it goes, here in Windows-land, where there are too many paths to success (or failure, alas) for any one person to know.
    HTH and best holiday wishes,
    --Ed--
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  5.    16 Dec 2017 #5

    Thanks for the responses, I have my "File Explorer" icon in my Quick Launch toolbar. Onwards and Upwards
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