Taskbar Pinned Apps - Backup and Restore in Windows 10

    Taskbar Pinned Apps - Backup and Restore in Windows 10

    How to Backup and Restore Pinned Apps on Taskbar in Windows 10
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    How to Backup and Restore Pinned Apps on Taskbar in Windows 10

    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to back up and restore all pinned apps on your taskbar in Windows 10.

    This can be handy if you do not want to have to manually pin apps to your taskbar again say after a clean install of Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    By default, the pinned apps on your taskbar are saved in both locations below. The downloadable .bat files in this tutorial will be back up and restore these locations for you.

    In the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

    In the hidden TaskBar folder:
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar


    EXAMPLE: Pinned Apps on Taskbar

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    Here's How:


    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Back Up Pinned Apps on your Taskbar

    Note   Note
    This .bat file will save a Taskbar-Pinned-Apps-Backup folder on your desktop as the backup.

    You can move this folder to where you like for safe keeping, but do not rename this folder since it must remain the exact same name to be able to restore it in step 3 below.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Backup-Pinned_Apps_on_Taskbar.bat

    download


     3. To Restore Pinned Apps on your Taskbar

    A) If you have not already, make sure that any apps that were pinned to your taskbar when the backup was created in step 2 above are still installed or saved at the same location first.

    warning   Warning
    Since the pinned apps on your taskbar are just shortcuts, they must still be installed or saved at the same location when the backup was created before restoring the backup, or the pinned app will not work when restored.


    B) Copy or move the Taskbar-Pinned-Apps-Backup folder from step 2 above to your desktop.

    C) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Restore-Pinned_Apps_to_Taskbar.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it.

    5. If prompted, click/tap on Run.
    NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

    6. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    2016-05-22 #1

    if the restore is done to a system that has the same software as the original would this restore.bat then create those links or are those shortcuts stored in a different location?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,444
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-05-22 #2

    Hello questorfla,

    As long as the software was also installed using the same path (ex: C:\Program Files), it'll work.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    2016-05-22 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello questorfla,

    As long as the software was also installed using the same path (ex: C:\Program Files), it'll work.
    THANKS! One more piece to add to the "loader pack" Installing Office does not add the icons and everybody has to have them on task-bar. They are all installed in the same folders. I had looked everywhere for way to get all those added automatically before I saw your tip.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,444
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-05-22 #4

    I'm glad it could help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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