Desktop Toolbar on Taskbar in Windows 10

  1.    07 Aug 2016 #1

    Desktop Toolbar on Taskbar in Windows 10

    I like having the Desktop Toolbar on my Taskbar, which lets me access files / shortcuts on my desktop, without having to Show Desktop, etc...

    In Windows 10 it seems like the default shortcut is to my User Profile / Home path, whereas in Windows 7 it used to point to Libraries for me.

    Windows 10 Desktop Toolbar points to User Profile
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    Windows 7 Desktop Toolbar points to Libraries
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    I thought there was a way to customize this action, although I may have been getting it mixed up with the File Explorer / Windows Explorer default target when opening, or the user pinned File Explorer on the Taskbar.

    If I right click on the File Explorer Properties in Windows 10, I am unable to change the target
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    I tried creating a custom toolbar for the desktop, like the Quick Access Toolbar, however it does not contain the shortcut button like the Desktop Toolbar does
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    It was interesting, there is a difference in the two toolbars. the default desktop toolbar actually shows more icons and It was interesting, there is a difference in the two toolbars. The default / built-in Desktop Toolbar actually shows more icons and shortcuts than are actually on my desktop (i.e. HomeGroup, etc.) that I don't have shown on my desktop, whereas the custom desktop toolbar is missing some icons (i.e. This PC, Network, Recycle Bin, etc...)

    Does anyone know if this button on the Desktop Toolbar can be customized to point to a different target?


    This tutorial changes the target of explorer pinned on the taskbar, but if you look at the screenshots above, the explorer pinned icon is not the same as the desktop toolbar icon
    Change default Explorer folder (for taskbar-pinned shortcut) - Windows 10 Forums

    This tutorial talks about changing the shortcut target of explorer in the Start Menu:
    Make Explorer.exe taskbar shortcut open your favorite folder

    These tutorials change the default explorer target, but not for the desktop toolbar shortcut:
    File Explorer - Open to 'This PC' or 'Quick access' - Windows 10 Forums
    Make Windows 7 Explorer open the Computer folder instead of Libraries

    This tutorial covers making a custom toolbar:
    Quick Launch toolbar - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Here are some references on the Desktop Toolbar, which I found interesting, because it seems to have more icons
    Taskbar Icon Duplicate
    Control Panel Items as Desktop Icons
    I have the Control Panel icon twice in desktop - Microsoft Community
    Why can I not remove icons from the desktop toolbar? - Microsoft Community
    Windows 7 - Control panel in desktop toolbar | Windows Forum
    64 bit - How to get rid of these unwanted icon from desktop toolbars in Windows 7? - Super User
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