Can a batch file be pinned to the taskbar?

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  1. Posts : 814
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can a batch file be pinned to the taskbar?


    Right clicking a batch file on my desktop does not give me the option to pin it, is there a way?

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    rboppy said:
    Right clicking a batch file on my desktop does not give me the option to pin it, is there a way?

    Thanks!
    You'll need to create a shortcut of the batch file with the prefix explorer.exe
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  3. Posts : 3,643
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #3

    You can just drag it to the taskbar.
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  4. Posts : 814
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Edwin said:
    You'll need to create a shortcut of the batch file with the prefix explorer.exe
    Like explorer.exe\batchfile.bat?
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  5. Posts : 814
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    spunk said:
    You can just drag it to the taskbar.
    That didn't work.
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  6. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
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    rboppy said:
    Like explorer.exe\batchfile.bat?
    Put the batch file somewhere it won't get moved.
    Shift/Right click it, Copy as Path, paste that in a new shortcut dialog but add the prefix explorer.exe and a space

    Example: explorer.exe "C:\Z Pack\Context BAT\Load_x64.bat"

    drag that to the taskbar, delete the shortcut if you wish.
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  7. Posts : 814
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks Edwin, I'll try that in the morning.
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  8. Posts : 61,488
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    Hello rboppy, :)

    If you like, you could also add the Quick Launch toolbar to the taskbar, then add the .bat file to Quick Launch.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  9. Posts : 814
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thanks Brink, but Edwin's suggestion worked like a charm!

    Thanks again Edwin!
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  10. Posts : 486
    Windows 10x64 17713
       #10

    Code:
    cmd.exe /c "Path to batch file"
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