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  1.    20 Jul 2015 #1
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    Dual boot W7 & W8.1

    Can't unpin items from the taskbar


    I can pin items to the taskbar but when I right click on an item I can't unpin. Only had this problem with 10240.
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  2.    20 Jul 2015 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello usmc,

    Do you have the "Unpin the program from taskbar" context menu item?

    If so, and it just doesn't work, then you could use the tutorial below to reset and clear all pinned apps on your taskbar. Afterwards, you can pin what you like back.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    20 Jul 2015 #3
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    Edit:


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello usmc,

    Do you have the "Unpin the program from taskbar" context menu item?

    If so, and it just doesn't work, then you could use the tutorial below to reset and clear all pinned apps on your taskbar. Afterwards, you can pin what you like back.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks for your help all the time
    No I don't have "unpin program from taskbar" in the context menu. Seems like this started when I installed Firefox....hmm
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  4.    20 Jul 2015 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    As a workaround, do you have the unpin from taskbar option from within the Start menu?

    If not there as well, then you might do a system restore using a restore point dated before you noticed this awol.
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  5.    20 Jul 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    As a workaround, do you have the unpin from taskbar option from within the Start menu?

    If not there as well, then you might do a system restore using a restore point dated before you noticed this awol.
    Yes I can unpin from the start menu and I have system restore turned off
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  6.    20 Jul 2015 #6
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Interesting. Did resetting the taskbar add the context menu back after pinning them again?
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  7.    20 Jul 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Interesting. Did resetting the taskbar add the context menu back after pinning them again?
    No it did'nt
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  8.    20 Jul 2015 #8
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    I'm not sure what may have removed it. Double check to see if you may have any taskbar policies set that may be a culprit.

    Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  9.    17 Oct 2015 #9
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    Wouldn't happen to know under which category 'Unpin from Taskbar' in Local Policy Editor can be found wouldcha? My deal is I have W10 but use the W7 Shell extension so it mimics W7 and several things in taskbar don't respond, like right clicking and the little white icon that shows notifications by the clock in the lower right corner is unresponsive (other than turn or/off quiet time whatever that is) Open Action Center went by the wayside but the on/off thing works. I'm pretty sure the shell extension ended some things and wish to keep it and was wondering if there is a workaround on unpinning in the taskbar via LGP. The Start menu functions work good its just the TaskBar that is unresponsive and again by that I mean I am able to 'Pin' things just unable to 'UnPin'.
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  10.    17 Jul 2017 #10
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    Just so future people with this issue know:

    Reset and Clear Taskbar Pinned Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    In windows 10 your taskbar items are located "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar" go here and delete any items you want removed etc.

    Then restart explorer to see the changes
    Run: taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    Then: start explorer.exe


    You can also find the registry values in: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

    Though I found I didn't need to modify them to manually add and remove items.
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