TaskBar shortcuts deleted - No Recreation in Taskbar folder possible?

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    TaskBar shortcuts deleted - No Recreation in Taskbar folder possible?

    A certain program (Firefox) seemed to run forever. So I killed the process.
    Unfortunately ALL shortcuts in my TaskBar are gone since this event.

    The TaskBar still exist but is empty (Systray is filled).
    Any yes, I can add new Shortcuts to it by usual dragging.
    But where ar the old ones?

    When I look in the users (=my) Taskbar folder:

    C:\Users\pet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\

    then it is empty.

    Fortunately I perfomed recently a backup of all the shortcut files in TaskBar folder.
    So I copied the backup shortcuts files back to my TaskBar folder (see above) and expected that they appear.
    But even after a restart the Taskbar is empty - despite all the shortcuts files in the Taskbar folder.
    The shortcuts files are correct. If I double click on them (in Taskbar folder not in TaskBar) then the corresponding program is launched.

    Whats wrong?
    Do they need some addition Registry entries?

    How do I make manually copied shortcut files into TaskBar folder visible in TaskBar?

    Thank you
      My Computer

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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170


    You need to add back those shortcuts to the Taskbar individually [using the normal right-click, Pin to taskbar method].

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    The relevant Registry Key is

    Backup and Restore Pinned Apps on Taskbar - TenForumsTutorials

    If I understand the tutorial correctly, its restoration procedure is to copy the shortcuts back into that UserPinned folder [as you have done] then import the previous state of the Registry Key [which I don't think you have a backup off].
    You then have to restart the explorer process. Restart explorer.exe Process - TenForumsTutorials

    This is all a very strange consequence of forcing your browser to close.

    All the best,
      My Computer


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