How to pin links to folders/files on removeable medias on TaskBar/Start menu?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by pstein, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. pstein

    pstein Honorable Member

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    Unfortuanteyl it seems to me that Windows 7 does not accept if users want to pin folders or files which are on removeable medias (USB-Sticks, DVDs, TrueCrypt volumes,...) to the TaskBar resp. Start menu.

    Is there a trick/workaround for this (e.g. registry modification) so that is possible anyway?

    Peter
     
  2. Yahel

    Yahel New Member

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    create an empty .txt and rename it to "name.exe" (confirm the extension change). Pin the exe to taskbar. Now with right click -> properties in "target" box give the destination of your desire folder or software and of course change the icon to whatever you want.
     
  3. pstein

    pstein Honorable Member

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    Great! It works.

    Very disappointing that Microsoft cannot handle such shortcuts (any more) out-of-the-box and forces users to fiddle with such work arounds.
     

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