ah, ok. I don't pin anything to my task bar. I use the quick launch and it has very few icons on it. Only the things I would use 10 times a day like My Computer, Firefox, TOR, recycle bin, and not much else.

I don't put anything on my desktop either. Not a single shortcut there.

I also don't use the recent files feature at all. I use OpenShell for my startmenu, and the recent items feature is removed and I've also disabled trackdocs in the registry.