Windows 10: How can I pin Libraries to the Taskbar? Solved

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  1. Posts : 54
    Win 7x64 Pro / Win 10x64 Pro
       24 Jul 2017 #1

    How can I pin Libraries to the Taskbar?


    Title says it all. I can pin libraries to start but not to the taskbar.

    I tired making a shortcut and pinning that, DO NOT try that!

    It started a recurring loop that could only be stopped by hitting the reset button on the case.
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  3. Posts : 443
    Win10 Home x64 - 1709
       24 Jul 2017 #3

    Hey Sqrly,
    You can create a Library Toolbar... Right Click on Taskbar > New Toolbar > Opens New Toolbar Choose Folder > Point it to your Library Folder.Click image for larger version. 

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  4. Posts : 25,245
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       24 Jul 2017 #4

    Hello Sqrly,

    You should be able to create a Libraries shortcut on your desktop using the target path below,"Pin to taskbar" the shortcut, then delete the shortcut on your desktop.

    explorer.exe /e,::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
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  5. Posts : 1,051
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       24 Jul 2017 #5

    I can confirm Shawns method works just fine (as here with custom icons).

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  6. Posts : 54
    Win 7x64 Pro / Win 10x64 Pro
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       24 Jul 2017 #6

    No No No! That's how I created the recurring loop

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    Hey Sqrly,
    You can create a Library Toolbar... Right Click on Taskbar > New Toolbar > Opens New Toolbar Choose Folder > Point it to your Library Folder.
    Cool, I didn't know you could do that. I don't like it but, I like learning new stuff

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Sqrly,

    You should be able to create a Libraries shortcut on your desktop using the target path below,"Pin to taskbar" the shortcut, then delete the shortcut on your desktop.

    explorer.exe /e,::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
    Thank you, this works.

    Thanks to Mooly for the screenshot showing the "Start in" folder.


    Found that this causes a problem, posted below.
    Last edited by Sqrly; 3 Weeks Ago at 11:28.
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  7. Posts : 25,245
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       24 Jul 2017 #7

    Glad we could help Sqrly.
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  8. Posts : 54
    Win 7x64 Pro / Win 10x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       3 Weeks Ago #8

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Sqrly,

    You should be able to create a Libraries shortcut on your desktop using the target path below,"Pin to taskbar" the shortcut, then delete the shortcut on your desktop.

    explorer.exe /e,::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
    Ok, this worked but using it, the process opened every time you click on the shortcut never closes and every time you use the shortcut it creates a new process and eventually you have many "explorer.exe" processes left open doing nothing.
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  9. Posts : 25,245
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       3 Weeks Ago #9

    It's suppose to open a new process each time you click on the shortcut.

    However, it should be closing the each process that you close as well. Did you refresh or open/close Task Manager to see if there may have just been a delay in refreshing it?
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  10. Posts : 1,051
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       3 Weeks Ago #10

    I have just looked at mine and can confirm that I to see a lot of explorer.exe processes running. All I have done is open the library view from my shortcut and then close the window... and repeat. I would have to do a restart and test again not using the shortcut, and see if that were different.

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