Pin to TaskBar from network share?


Senior Member
We have an application we run from a network share. When I right click on it, or a shortcut on the share, or a shortcut on my desktop pointing to the app, I do not see Pin to Start Menu or Pin to Taskbar. If I try dragging the EXE file to the task bar, once it gets there the international no (red circle with aa slash) is added to the icon picture being dragged - and of course it will not pin.

So our only choice is to leave shortcuts on the desktop. Is there a way to get network apps/shortcuts pinned to the task bar?

Yes, use this how to pin folder to taskbar and replace "path to folder" with "UNC-path to shared folder" or "UNC-path to shared application"


Senior Member
That works, thanks! Shame they make it so complicated....

Be careful with this link. There are some unsavory advertisements hidden when you scroll down. But yes, this does work. Thank you.

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