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  1.    13 May 2015 #21

    OK. I deleted everything applicable, and started over. This time I was able to pin it. No idea why it failed the first time.
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  2.    13 May 2015 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    OK. I deleted everything applicable, and started over. This time I was able to pin it. No idea why it failed the first time.
    System hiccup...Attachment 18945
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  3.    13 May 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    This morning (my time) I was trying to find a way for it to hold the View settings I like for it (medium), I even tried creating a library folder, but that and other things just didn't work(no big deal really) but in properties I did set it to open maximized every time.
    While you can't apply view settings to the 'Applications' folder itself...:

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    ... I've just created a new folder with the desired shortcuts from there and created a shortcut of that to pin to the taskbar.

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  4.    13 May 2015 #24
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    Edwin, Would it update itself upon installation of new programs & uninstallation of old like Bills? But then again I only need it for system things, for 3rd party programs, I create a desktop icon and then stick it in a corresponding folder(Tools, Browsers, etc.) on the desktop toolbar. So I guess that's an option too.
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  5.    13 May 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Edwin, Would it update itself upon installation of new programs & uninstallation of old like Bills? But then again I only need it for system things, for 3rd party programs, I create a desktop icon and then stick it in a corresponding folder(Tools, Browsers, etc.) on the desktop toolbar. So I guess that's an option too.
    Yeah, you would have to create the shortcuts and place them manually, in my example.
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  6.    13 May 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Yeah, you would have to create the shortcuts and place them manually, in my example.
    The first time would take a while. Tomorrow we have a German Holiday(Ascension Day) so I'm off, it would give me something "constructive" to do with my morning coffee.
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  7.    13 May 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    A right click in the start menu does not , in this instance, offer me that option?
    Do you have "Open File Location", Dave?
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  8.    13 May 2015 #28
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    There was and still is a program called 7Stacks and it basically did this in Windows 7. It however will not work as designed in Windows 10.
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  9.    13 May 2015 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    How did you apply the option to copy to the taskbar. I don't see it? - But a very welcome shortcut in the start menu!
    Dave,

    Create a new folder and drop a copy of this in it

    Applications.{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1} ..........then just click on it...

    Let us know what you get

    Here's more of them............. simple registry junctions points

    Desktop.{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
    Network.{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
    Programs.{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}
    Sharing.{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}
    Taskbar.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}

    Another edit, in case you missed the GodMode entry released by Ed Bott several years ago........

    GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

    I use all of them in all versions of Windows. Win7,Win8.1 and Win10
    YMMV
    Last edited by Roger; 13 May 2015 at 12:45. Reason: more info
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  10.    14 May 2015 #30
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    Good morning Edwin(it's morning my time). I tried your suggestion by opening Bill's shortcut and then chose "select all" >right clicked file explore and chose "create shortcut", which created all the shortcuts and placed them in the Desktop folder. I then created a folder in documents called "Quick AllApps" and moved them there. created a shortcut for it & customized it(gave it the "A" icon see my taskbar next to IE).

    I then right clicked the new shortcut, but couldn't pin it directly to the taskbar, but to Start Menu. once it was in the Start Menu I then right clicked it again and had the option to pin to taskbar.

    Now I can customize the icon view(large, small, tiles---etc.). The only thing is the Navigation Pane settings(on/off) can't be set individually for specific "pages" in File Explorer. For me this is no big deal because I usually have it off except when I move files & Folders.


    So this is what I have now and it always opens like this:

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