Windows 10: Pin This PC to TaskBar Solved

  1.    16 Jul 2017 #1

    Pin This PC to TaskBar


    Hi,



    Windows 10



    Does anyone know how to pin This PC to TaskBar.



    A simple operation, however, i will explain as follows:



    I have two pc's and both running Windows 10



    On first pc:
    I somehow managed to get This PC in the start menu as seen here http://s10.postimg.org/r4rz0fxft/607.png and then I proceed to right click the This PC from the start menu to pin to TaskBar and did so without any issues, since there was a 'pin to taskbar' available. Thus now that I have pinned this to the taskbar and on viewing the icon in taskbar it is the same icon as that of what the image in start menu looks like, a blue desktop window computer.



    In any case, when clicking on the blue icon on taskbar, a yellow folder opens which is the 'This PC' and however opens at the far right end of my taskbar icons. Thus i can press the blue icon repeatedly and another folder 'This PC' opens in the same place as the first yellow one opened. Which is all fine and the way i want it, however the following is strange:



    Second pc:
    1) I open This PC and right click on the left side in the list named This PC and i select pin to start.
    2) I then proceed to right click the blue icon This PC from the start menu so as to pin to TaskBar as i did with the first pc, however there is no pin to taskbar.



    I appreciate some help on this, as I am banging my head trying to recreate this on the second PC, I can't remember how I did it the first time, as explained above of the first PC.
    Last edited by Simplelife123ab; 16 Jul 2017 at 19:05. Reason: It was all bunched up
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  2. Posts : 29,021
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       16 Jul 2017 #2

    In the Cortana search box at lower left of taskbar, enter my pc


    Top choice will be This PC.

    Right click it and click Pin to Taskbar.

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       16 Jul 2017 #3

    Hello simplelife, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you can set File Explorer to open to "This PC" by default instead of "Quick access". This way you can use the default existing File Explorer icon on the taskbar, and have it open to "This PC".

    Open to This PC or Quick access in File Explorer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    In addition, here's a "This PC" shortcut that you could create to "Pin to taskbar", and/or use where you like.

    Create This PC Shortcut in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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    Windows 10 Professional
       16 Jul 2017 #4

    @Brink
    Your shortcut doesn't give the 'Manage', 'Map Network Drive', etc., items in the Shift/right click menu.

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       16 Jul 2017 #5

    Hey Edwin,

    Yeah, it doesn't have those options.

    You could add the "This PC" desktop icon to have those options, but it doesn't have the "Pin to taskbar" option.

    Add or Remove Default Desktop Icons in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  6. Posts : 9,362
    Windows 10 Professional
       16 Jul 2017 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey Edwin,

    Yeah, it doesn't have those options.

    You could add the "This PC" desktop icon to have those options, but it doesn't have the "Pin to taskbar" option.

    Add or Remove Default Desktop Icons in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Yeah, it's really weird but I found a convoluted way of doing it.
    I enabled the default 'My Computer' desktop icon, pinned it to Start twice then unpinned it; that left 1 link left in AppData/Start/Programs which revealed itself in the All Apps list, from there I could pin it to the Taskbar!

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  7. Posts : 25,243
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       16 Jul 2017 #7

    Good workaround.
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  8.    17 Jul 2017 #8

    Thanks to you all guys,

    I managed to do it with how explained by f14tomcat

    Lol how simple was that, I been trying to work it out for two days .

    Thanks again.
    f14tomcatf14tomcat
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