Windows 10: Placing a file in the TaskBar

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  1.    13 Mar 2016 #1

    Placing a file in the TaskBar


    In W10 ... I want to place an icon in theTTask Bar that links to a particular text file; and I want that icon\link to be permanent, to stay there, even after I shut down.

    Would someone tell me how I do that? How do I paste the shortcut to the text file on to the Task bar? Thanks.
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       13 Mar 2016 #2

    wdc said: View Post
    In W10 ... I want to place an icon in theTTask Bar that links to a particular text file; and I want that icon\link to be permanent, to stay there, even after I shut down.

    Would someone tell me how I do that? How do I paste the shortcut to the text file on to the Task bar? Thanks.
    You can't, WDC. The only way I've found is to set up the Quick Launch Bar. You can add whatever you want to that.

    The tutorial is here: Quick Launch toolbar - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    13 Mar 2016 #3

    wdc said: View Post
    In W10 ... I want to place an icon in theTTask Bar that links to a particular text file; and I want that icon\link to be permanent, to stay there, even after I shut down.

    Would someone tell me how I do that? How do I paste the shortcut to the text file on to the Task bar? Thanks.
    You can, but, you would need to create a shortcut on the Desktop adding the prefix: explorer.exe at the beginning, then a space, then the path to the file, (right click on the file while holding down Shift then 'Copy as Path'), then paste that into the rest of the shortcut path, click next, name it what you wish, click finish. If you want to give the shortcut a notepad icon, right click on it, choose Properties/Change Icon, in the icon source dialog type notepad.exe and choose the icon, click OK/Apply and OK, then drag that to the taskbar.
    You can delete the desktop shortcut if you wish.

    Note: It will open a new instance of Notepad every time but, it will always be that file
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       13 Mar 2016 #4

    Edwin said: View Post
    You can, but, you would need to create a shortcut on the Desktop adding the prefix: explorer.exe at the beginning, then a space, then the path to the file, (right click on the file while holding down Shift then 'Copy as Path'), then paste that into the rest of the shortcut path, click next, name it what you wish, click finish. If you want to give the shortcut a notepad icon, right click on it, choose Properties/Change Icon, in the icon source dialog type notepad.exe and choose the icon, click OK/Apply and OK, then drag that to the taskbar.
    You can delete the desktop shortcut if you wish.

    Note: It will open a new instance of Notepad every time but, it will always be that file
    Good grief, Edwin, no wonder I never was able to have a file in my taskbar. It's so much easier to just build the Quick Launch Bar.
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  5.    13 Mar 2016 #5

    Wynona said: View Post
    Good grief, Edwin, no wonder I never was able to have a file in my taskbar. It's so much easier to just build the Quick Launch Bar.
    True. Gotta try everything at least once though!
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       13 Mar 2016 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    True. Gotta try everything at least once though!
    Nope, not moi! If you say it works, then it works for you. Quick Launch works best for me because I don't want any icons in my taskbar.
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  7.    13 Mar 2016 #7

    Wynona said: View Post
    Nope, not moi! If you say it works, then it works for you. Quick Launch works best for me because I don't want any icons in my taskbar.
    I just did it for the OP, I don't like a cluttered taskbar either!

    I did find a way to put everything into 'This PC' though; folders, drives, removable storage, apps, programs, control panel, search page, everything!!!

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       13 Mar 2016 #8

    Edwin said: View Post
    I just did it for the OP, I don't like a cluttered taskbar either!

    I did find a way to put everything into 'This PC' though; folders, drives, removable storage, apps, programs, control panel, search page, everything!!!

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    Okey Dokey, then with that radio voice of yours, create a video tutorial so the rest of us that want to can do it.
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  •    13 Mar 2016 #9

    Edwin, you are on the hook now for that tutorial, LOL. In the meantime I can offer this - works also in Win10.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...s-7-vista.html
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  •    13 Mar 2016 #10

    I don't think they'll let me do any more tutorials, musta reached my limit or sumpthin!
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