Cannot pin to taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Commander_Cool, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Commander_Cool

    Commander_Cool Senior Member

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    Hi, it used to be I had Winamp installed and the shortcut to it pinned to the taskbar. Then, for various reasons I uninstalled then reinstalled Winamp.

    Now I cannot, try as I might, pin the shortcut back to the taskbar. I get either a red circle with a diagonal band, like a traffic sign, or else the shortcut 'slips under the taskbar'.

    Please anybody, what am I doing wrong? I managed it before...:(

    Thank you.
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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  3. Commander_Cool

    Commander_Cool Senior Member

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    Hi Mitch old friend, a pleasure seeing you too! Now, if I can use your suggestions there is, as per usual, a rep point there.
     
  4. Commander_Cool

    Commander_Cool Senior Member

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    Guess what - now the Help & Support doesn't start, and that's a prerequisite for following the tip you provided. This just gets better and better. The scan found some corruption among the system files, though.
    You know, I feel crabby today - I think I'll go read a book before something else gives out.
    Seeyabye.
     
  5. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Tell me when you're ready to start troubleshooting again ;)
     
  6. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Right click Winamp shortcut --> Pin to taskbar.
    If no luck, right click winamp.exe --> Pin to taskbar.

    If still no luck, do this:

    1. Right click Winamp shortcut and copy its full path.
    2. Pin notepad to taskbar.
    3. Right click the notepad pinned --> properties --> insert the winamp.exe file path that you copied in step 1.
    4. Reboot.
     
  7. Commander_Cool

    Commander_Cool Senior Member

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    Right, thanks for the suggestions.
     
  8. RAK

    RAK Extraordinary Member

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    Yet another way.
    Go to the Winamp folder and click the .exe from there. Now right click the thumbnail and see if you can pin it.
     

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