Windows 10: Why can't I add desktop shortcuts to the Taskbar in W10 Pro?

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  1. Wynona's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #41

    Compumind said: View Post
    Hi alphanumeric -

    On this particular system, just a single 27-inch monitor.

    FWIW.
    Take another look at my post #20 . . . it's what you want, although it will require a little work setting it up.
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  2. Compumind's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #42

    Hi all -

    I posted a procedure here which inadvertently interfered with my system, using W10 Pro.
    Therefore, I have decided to remove it for safety's sake.

    My apologies!

    Compumind
    Last edited by Compumind; 3 Weeks Ago at 20:03.
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  3. Wynona's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #43

    Why can't I add desktop shortcuts to the Taskbar in W10 Pro? Solved - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    Much less work and you don't have to clutter up your desktop.
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  4. Posts : 55
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       4 Weeks Ago #44

    Compumind said: View Post
    ...If you have a better idea feel free to post it!...
    Hi,

    This video is not a better idea.
    It's what "Wynona" and some users here are talking about and it is the best!

    Hope it helps.
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  5. Compumind's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #45

    Wynona said: View Post
    I will give it a go and see what happens. My post above is from a website, not me.
    Just need a decent solution.

    Thanks for your persistence, Wynona!

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  6. Wynona's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #46

    Compumind said: View Post
    I will give it a go and see what happens. My post above is from a website, not me.
    Just need a decent solution.

    Thanks for your persistence, Wynona!

    Not only can you put Quick Launch across the Taskbar like this:

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    but you can shrink it like this:

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    to conserve TaskBar space and just click on the little double arrows to choose which app you want to use.
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #47

    Compumind said: View Post

    Thanks again to all who replied in this thread. If you have a better (simpler) idea feel free to post it!
    You can also change the extension of a particular file, where it resides, to .exe, drag it to the Taskbar then change the extension back to the original in both places...

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    It will Pin that particular file to the Taskbar...

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       3 Weeks Ago #48

    Edwin said: View Post
    ... then change the extension back to the original in both places...
    "both places" means the folder with the file in it and
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 55
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       3 Weeks Ago #49

    Creating a new folder (wherever you like) and using it as "selected folder" for Toolbar, is the easiest and simplest way.

    I cannot understand why a user should search for a folder in a hidden folder or should copy (from somewhere) this railway %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch (which is easy to forget), just to get a Toolbar. Is there a specific reason?

    I even more cannot understand the simplicity of renaming and renaming...

    Also, this very old "Quick Launch" folder is used by some installers sending their shortcuts, probably creating a mess.
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  10. Wynona's Avatar
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       3 Weeks Ago #50

    HeM said: View Post
    Creating a new folder (wherever you like) and using it as "selected folder" for Toolbar, is the easiest and simplest way.
    Tutorial, please?

    HeM said: View Post
    I cannot understand why a user should search for a folder in a hidden folder or should copy (from somewhere) this railway %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch (which is easy to forget), just to get a Toolbar. Is there a specific reason?
    Yes, the %UserProfile% is a shortcut to get you to where you want to be. You don't have to remember it; just follow the tutorial and you'll be OK. I use the TenForums tutorials for teaching my Senior Citizen students, and if they can master this, anyone should be able to.

    HeM said: View Post
    I even more cannot understand the simplicity of renaming and renaming...
    Yeah, that one got me too. Too many hoops to jump through, but @Edwin is one smart cookie, and knows what he's doing.

    Also, this very old "Quick Launch" folder is used by some installers sending their shortcuts, probably creating a mess.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, it is very old, I think circa Vista, but it is nowhere near a mess! For the moment, it's the simplest method we have for creating a toolbar that will get the OP to where he wants to be.

    As an example, @Kari, one of our most prolific tutorial builders uses Quick Launch . . . If he uses it, I'm quite good with it!

    Try it . . . you might even like it.
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