Friday, 2 August 2013

How to pin important or frequently used documents and folders to the taskbar in Windows 7-8

I am sure you know you can easily place shortcuts for applications via the context menu on the taskbar, but did you know you can do the same for your frequently used documents and files too? A free application called Taskbar Pinner will let you do this in a jiffy.
Download the software from this link: Unpack the ZIP archive to a folder and then navigate to it. You don't need to install the tool to run it. Start the application and it'll give you a few options. For documents, select 'Pin a file', navigate to the desired file and click on the 'Open' button.
This will attach this file to the taskbar. You can remove it whenever you want from the normal Windows context menu. The option 'Pin a folder' will pin a folder to the taskbar and the 'Pin a library' option pins an entire library to the taskbar for quick access. The 'Pin a shell location' option lets you pin system dialogues such as 'Tasks', 'Energy options', 'Recycle bin' or 'Disk Management'. Activate the desired elements with the checkboxes and click 'Pin items' to pin them to the taskbar.

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