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  1. Posts : 54
    Windows 8.1 & TP 9926
       #10

    Thanks Edwin for this tip, i was getting blind with this tiny Start Menu lol

    For This PC in start Menu if I pin it it shows in Right Panel, while when i look at topgundcp screenshot it is at left side where my file explorer is.
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    Windows 10
       #11

    netuser said:
    For This PC in start Menu if I pin it it shows in Right Panel, while when i look at topgundcp screenshot it is at left side where my file explorer is.
    Press and hold Shift then right click on item and choose 'Pin to Start list'.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html


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  3. Posts : 54
    Windows 8.1 & TP 9926
       #12

    Very neat, thanks :)
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  4. Posts : 115
    Windows 10 64-bit
       #13

    excellent...just what i need..thanks Shawn.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       #15

    The method I use here is a little different for not only seeing it pinned onto the task bar but for needing a short cut in the Quick Bar used to replace the old Quick Launch section of the task bar on the older versions(XP, Vista). I go right into the Windows directory itself and simply right click on the explorer.exe file and select the "create shortcut" option in the right click menu.

    Once you select that you will see the yes or no prompt appear indicating the shortcut cannot be made in the directory but on the desktop where you click "yes". From there you right click again to pin not only to the task bar but the Start section as well for ready access. Also once the new shortcut in on the desktop you can drag that into a new tool bar for quick launch items. Here's how that looks.

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    The red arrow points to the explorer.exe file which appears in a folder view as "explorer" when going into the Windows directory in 10. On the previous versions when right clicking to see this done you would have seen an old crt looking monitor appear as the default icon many of us will immediately recall. The other screen here shows how it looks when also having it pinned to the Start.

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    If you just happen to be busy in Settings or something and need to find out if a file is somewhere it comes in handy having it pinned there as well.
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  7. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Version 1903, Build 18362.535
       #16

    Or you can do all this the easy way:
    Right click on desktop, select Personalize, click on Themes, then select Desktop Icon Settings and tick Computer and you are done.
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       #17

    ThundaBG said:
    Or you can do all this the easy way:
    Right click on desktop, select Personalize, click on Themes, then select Desktop Icon Settings and tick Computer and you are done.
    Hello ThundaBG, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    Yep, that's certainly another way to create a "This PC" shortcut, but it won't have a "Pin to taskbar" option (if wanted) in its context menu using that method.
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  9. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 64-bit
       #18

    In another guide, one of your replies was on how to create a This PC shortcut after removing it from the Navigation Pane. You make a folder named
    Code:
    This PC.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    and it will miraculously become a "This PC" shortcut. Why didn't you include that here?
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       #19

    xjonx said:
    In another guide, one of your replies was on how to create a This PC shortcut after removing it from the Navigation Pane. You make a folder named
    Code:
    This PC.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    and it will miraculously become a "This PC" shortcut. Why didn't you include that here?

    I didn't include it since that option wouldn't have a "Pin to taskbar" option available in its context menu unlike the options already included in the tutorial.
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