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


Extraordinary Member
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?



New Member
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.


Extraordinary Member
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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