Pin Individual Folders to the Windows 7 Taskbar  

Posted by ajay karthick in , , ,

Windows 7's taskbar lets you pin any running program to the taskbar for easy future access, but it treats folders like second-class sub-items of the Explorer icon. Create a fake "program" to pin individual folder shortcuts to your taskbar.


To get around Windows 7's shortcut shield, you can create a new pseudo-app linked to your destination by creating a dummy text file and giving it a recognizable icon. It's the kind of old-school Explorer and desktop hack Windows users have been relying on for years, and it's almost nostalgia-inducing to see it do something good on Windows 7—not that we wouldn't have like to seen some smarter taskbar behavior, instead.

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