How can i put a desktop icon on my task bar

I have changed to windows 7 and now find it impossible to pin a desktop shortcut to my taskbar ..any solutions ...Alan
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  1. alanpigott said:
    I have changed to windows 7 and now find it impossible to pin a desktop shortcut to my taskbar ..any solutions ...Alan


    My Windows 7 PC is down at the moment, so I can't verify this, but I'm pretty sure you just right-click on it and select "Pin to Taskbar."
  2. Either that or just drag and drop.
  3. MaizeNBlue2 said:
    My Windows 7 PC is down at the moment, so I can't verify this, but I'm pretty sure you just right-click on it and select "Pin to Taskbar."

    No That doesn't work ..tried it ,, neither does drag and drop ..but thanks
  4. alanpigott said:
    I have changed to windows 7 and now find it impossible to pin a desktop shortcut to my taskbar ..any solutions ...Alan
    Don't pin the desktop shortcut - pin the actual program or file.
    Use the Start Menu, find the program there with the search bar or All Programs (if it isnt already showing the recent program list) and then choose Pin to Taskbar.
  5. You can also drag the program or file from the Start Menu onto the Task Bar and have it pinned there.
  6. I think i know what you're saying alanpigott, though it looks like no-one else does.
    you want to pin the desktop to the task bar so that you can drag files to it. I'm also trying to find out. Every forum respondant misses the point too
  7. helpdesknewby said:
    I think i know what you're saying alanpigott, though it looks like no-one else does.
    you want to pin the desktop to the task bar so that you can drag files to it. I'm also trying to find out. Every forum respondant misses the point too


    Right click on taskbar.
    Go to "Toolbars".
    Left click "Desktop".
  8. alanpigott said:
    I have changed to windows 7 and now find it impossible to pin a desktop shortcut to my taskbar ..any solutions ...Alan
  9. Click on icon that you wont to put and drag it directly to the Taskbar. Sometime Taskbar can be accidentally locked and in that case you can not drag and drop icons. My advice for you is to check this simple tutorial : http://pc-problem-solutions.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-move-taskbar-in-windows-7.html
  10. Ijack said:
    Either that or just drag and drop.


    i did the drag and drop and it did nothing and right right click doesnt say pin to taskbar
  11. Open the program you want to pin, once you're in it, it will show up in your taskbar. From there, go to the icon on taskbar when its open, right click and there will be an option to "Pin to Taskbar"
  12. None of you seem to get the point of the initial question... the reason I have found this forum is because I put "how to pin an icon to taskbar windows 7" into Google... The reason I also ask is this. I MAKE myself a simple icon in PAINT and save it as a .bmp
    Then I create a new folder on the Desktop, change the "folder icon" to the particular one I have created, then USED TO in XP and VISTA, drag and drop it onto the taskbar. That icon has particular info that I require, in this case the WiFi login password which has multiple users here at work.
    So... WHY is this function not able to be done now in W7..?.. and in all previous versions it was a simple exercise
  13. alanpigott said:
    I have changed to windows 7 and now find it impossible to pin a desktop shortcut to my taskbar ..any solutions ...Alan


    Well sometimes google is stupid, before you went to a menu on the top right (with Chrorme) through "tool" and found "add a short cut" , then you had the choice to pin it or put it on your desktop. But now you go through "more tools" and only have the option to pin it on the task bar! that's GG for progress. I'm here because I want it on my desktop...But if I unpin the B...thing it's gone! Thx GG
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