Windows Explorer Taskbar Pins Missing

The section of the taskbar under the Windows Explorer icon has folders pinned to it for easy access. However, that section is completely missing. Now, when I go to a folder (any folder, one that i pinned or did not) it says "unpin this program from the taskbar." So it does not have the option to pin folders anymore, just the Windows Explorer program, itself. How do I get it to pin folders again or get my pins back?

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