This tutorial will show you how to back up and restore all pinned apps on your taskbar in Windows 8
, Windows RT
, Windows 8.1
, and Windows RT 8.1
This can be handy if you do not want to have to manually pin and restore your currently pinned taskbar items say after a clean install of Windows 8.
This only includes backing up and restoring your pinned apps
on the taskbar and not the apps themselves. These will be desktop apps and not Store apps
since Store apps cannot be pinned to the taskbar. The backup does not include taskbar toolbars
, Quick Launch
, or Jump Lists
The Windows 8.1 Update
released on April 8th 2014
via Windows Update
, adds the ability to pin modern apps to the taskbar. This tutorial will now back and restore pinned modern apps as well.