Pin File to Taskbar in Windows 10

    Pin File to Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Pin any File to the Taskbar in Windows 10
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    How to Pin any File to the Taskbar in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Usually you can only pin apps to the taskbar in Windows 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to pin any file to the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    If you have tablet mode turned on, icons of items pinned to the taskbar will not show unless you turn off Hide app icons on the taskbar in tablet mode.

    When you open a file (ex: text file) pinned to the taskbar, it will still show a separate icon on the taskbar for its default app (ex: Notepad).
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    EXAMPLE: File pinned to taskbar
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    Pin File to Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Pin File to Taskbar in Windows 10
    Pin File to Taskbar

    1. Open File Explorer (Win+E), and navigate to the file you want to "Pin to taskbar".

    2. Make sure that you have File name extension checked in the View tab of the ribbon. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Right click or press and hold on the file you want to "Pin to taskbar", and click/tap on Rename. Rename the file extension (ex: ".txt") of the file to .exe. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    Be sure to make note of what the original file extension (ex: ".txt") is for the file. You will need to know this in the later steps.
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    4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm renaming the file extension. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Drag and drop this renamed file to the taskbar to Pin to Taskbar. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Right click or press and hold on the renamed file in File Explorer, and click/tap on Rename. Rename the file extension .exe of the file back to its original file extension (ex: ".txt") . (see screenshot below)

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    7. Click/tap on Yes to confirm renaming the file extension. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Right click or press and hold on the icon of the pinned file on the taskbar to open its jump list, right click or press and hold on the file (ex: "Example File") in the jump list, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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    9. In the Target field, rename the file extension .exe of the file back to its original file extension (ex: ".txt"), and click/tap on Apply. (see screenshots below)

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    10. Click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

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    11. Select an icon you want to use for the icon of the file pinned to the taskbar, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If you like, you can click/tap on Browse to navigate to and select an icon or icon library you want to use instead.

    The most common icons used in Windows 10 are located in the files below:
    • C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll
    • C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll
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    11. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    12. Restart the explorer process to apply the icon change on the taskbar for the pinned file.






    Pin File to Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Pin File to Taskbar in Windows 10
    Unpin File from Taskbar

    1. Right click or press and hold on the file pinned to the taskbar. (see screenshot below)

    2. Click/tap on Unpin from taskbar.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
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    Awesome @Brink!
    (a video file of all things!)

    This is great for frequently used .doc templates!

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    LOL, perfect.
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