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Problems with pinning Explorer to taskbar RRS feed

  • Question

  • I unpinned my windows explorer and now when i try to pin it again, a thinkpad tools icon is getting pinned.

    I use Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 Win 7 Pro(x64).

    I tried opening Windows explorer from C:\Windows\explorer.exe. The explorer opens. But when i close it and try to open again from the taskbar menu, the thinkpad tools open.

    Please help me..

    Monday, September 2, 2013 7:31 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Probably some corrupted shortcuts somewhere. To clean up,

      - Go to C:\Users\<User Profile>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

      - Delete (or move elsewhere) all the Windows Explorer shortcuts.

      - Right-click C:\Windows\explorer.exe and pin it to taskbar.

        

    Hope that helps.

    Monday, September 2, 2013 1:00 PM
  • Hi,

    1.Right click to the icon.

    2.From the right menu, right click the “Windows Explorer” and click properties.

    3.Change the target to “%windir”\explorer.exe.

    Hope this helps,

    Ada Liu

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 8:10 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Probably some corrupted shortcuts somewhere. To clean up,

      - Go to C:\Users\<User Profile>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

      - Delete (or move elsewhere) all the Windows Explorer shortcuts.

      - Right-click C:\Windows\explorer.exe and pin it to taskbar.

        

    Hope that helps.

    Monday, September 2, 2013 1:00 PM
  • Another alternative for corrupted shortcuts might be to use one of my favorite free applications, Advanced Uninstaller Pro. It's free and lets me fix and clean all kinds of things. If that doesn't work, you might want to check Lenovo's support page: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US

    -Nelsonator

    • Proposed as answer by Nelsonator Tuesday, September 3, 2013 1:59 AM
    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 1:59 AM
  • Hi,

    1.Right click to the icon.

    2.From the right menu, right click the “Windows Explorer” and click properties.

    3.Change the target to “%windir”\explorer.exe.

    Hope this helps,

    Ada Liu

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 8:10 AM