Windows 10: How to re-pin File Explorer to Taskbar Solved

  1.    01 Jan 2017 #1

    How to re-pin File Explorer to Taskbar


    I had unpinned file explorer from the taskbar and now I would like to re-pin it. Is this possible and if so, how is this accomplished please.
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       01 Jan 2017 #2

    robdam1001 said: View Post
    I had unpinned file explorer from the taskbar and now I would like to re-pin it. Is this possible and if so, how is this accomplished please.
    Open the Start Menu, click on File Explorer, when it opens, right click the taskbar icon and choose Pin to Taskbar.

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  3.    01 Jan 2017 #3

    • Open Start Menu by clicking on the Windows icon in bottom left corner or press the Windows key
    • Click on the File Explorer icon near bottom left of Start Menu (hover cursor over icon to see name)
    • File Explorer will open and button will appear on TaskBar, right click on the button and select Pin to taskbar
    • Left click and hold on the button and drag to the your favored position

    Edit: Edwin is fast
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  4.    01 Jan 2017 #4

    Thanks, but I should have let you know that I am using Start10 as a Start Menu Replacement.

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       01 Jan 2017 #5

    robdam1001 said: View Post
    Thanks, but I should have let you know that I am using Start10 as a Start Menu Replacement.

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    Just click on one of them there folders and Pin that to the taskbar.
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  6.    01 Jan 2017 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    Just click on one of them there folders and Pin that to the taskbar.
    Thank you again but pinning any of them there folders to the taskbar is not an option. I figured out my issue; I needed to press the left Windows key on my keyboard and then left mouse click in order to launch the original W10 Start Menu. Then your instructions were 100% accurate. Thank you for your time & help, greatly appreciated.
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       01 Jan 2017 #7

    robdam1001 said: View Post
    Thank you again but pinning any of them there folders to the taskbar is not an option. I figured out my issue; I needed to press the left Windows key on my keyboard and then left mouse click in order to launch the original W10 Start Menu. Then your instructions were 100% accurate. Thank you for your time & help, greatly appreciated.
    Once you pin any File Explorer object to the Taskbar, it's Target will always be either File Explorer/This PC or File Explorer/Quick Access from then on, depending on which option you have chosen in Folder Options.
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