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How to Backup and Restore Taskbar Toolbars in Windows 10


Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and switch between your apps. You can also see the date and time, system icons, and items running in the background on the notification area. You can make the taskbar look how you want, manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it, change the size, change location on screen, and specify how taskbar buttons group together when you have more than one window open.

You can also add toolbars to the taskbar. The default toolbars include Address, Links, Desktop, and any new toolbars (custom) added by the user or an application.

If you have more than one extended display connected to your PC, then toolbars will only show on the taskbar on your main display by default.

This tutorial will show you how to back up and restore all of your taskbar toolbars in Windows 10.


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Backup and Restore Taskbar Toolbars in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Backup and Restore Taskbar Toolbars in Windows 10
To Back Up all Taskbar Toolbars


The taskbar toolbars you add for your account are saved in the registry key location below.

The downloadable .bat file below will export this Desktop key to a My_Taskbar-Toolbars_Backup.reg file on your desktop as a backup.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.

Backup_Taskbar_Toolbars.bat

download

2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .bat file.

4. Run the .bat file.

5. You will now notice a command prompt quickly open and close.

6. You will now have a My_Taskbar-Toolbars_Backup.reg file on your desktop. This is the back up of all your current taskbar toolbars. Keep it saved in a safe location.





Backup and Restore Taskbar Toolbars in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Backup and Restore Taskbar Toolbars in Windows 10
To Restore Taskbar Toolbars


You can restore a backup of taskbar toolbars to any user account or computer.

1. Click/tap on the My_Taskbar-Toolbars_Backup.reg file created from Option One above.

2. When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

3. Restart explorer to apply.


That's it,
Shawn