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  • Hello,

    So my task bar is unresponsive to add folders to it. When i drag a folder it has a red circle with a line through it. I tried going into gpedit.msc and modified the "Remove pinned programs from the Taskbar" and disabled the "Do not allow pinned programs to the Taskbar. Also when i right click on any folder the "pin to taskbar" option is not available



    • Edited by jdjones96 Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:11 AM
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:03 AM

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  • Hi,

    Did you mean you drag a folder shortcut in the desktop directly to taskbar to pin it in the taskbar?

    You just use this method for program to pin to taskbar. For Folder, please follow this steps:

    1. Right-click or long-press on the empty space on the Desktop, then select New and then Shortcut.

    2. Click Browse and go to the folder you want, select it and click OK.

    3. Before you click Next, you will need to insert the word explorer, followed by a space before the folder's path(see screenshot below).

    4. You'll then be asked to supply a name for this shortcut. Type in whatever you want and click Finish. The folder shortcut will show up on your Desktop.

    5. From there, it's a simple matter to drag and drop the shortcut to the taskbar. Or, if you prefer, you can right-click on the shortcut and choose "Pin to taskbar" from the menu that pops up(see screenshot).


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by FangZhou Chen Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by FangZhou Chen Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:56 PM
    Monday, February 16, 2015 3:21 AM

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  • I would like to suggest you to create another user account with administrative privileges  and check for the issue.

    S.Sengupta, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP

    Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:15 AM
  • Hi,

    Did you mean you drag a folder shortcut in the desktop directly to taskbar to pin it in the taskbar?

    You just use this method for program to pin to taskbar. For Folder, please follow this steps:

    1. Right-click or long-press on the empty space on the Desktop, then select New and then Shortcut.

    2. Click Browse and go to the folder you want, select it and click OK.

    3. Before you click Next, you will need to insert the word explorer, followed by a space before the folder's path(see screenshot below).

    4. You'll then be asked to supply a name for this shortcut. Type in whatever you want and click Finish. The folder shortcut will show up on your Desktop.

    5. From there, it's a simple matter to drag and drop the shortcut to the taskbar. Or, if you prefer, you can right-click on the shortcut and choose "Pin to taskbar" from the menu that pops up(see screenshot).


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by FangZhou Chen Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by FangZhou Chen Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:56 PM
    Monday, February 16, 2015 3:21 AM