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Do you want to rename "Firefox.lnk(2)" to "Firefox.lnk(3)"

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Do you want to rename "Firefox.lnk(2)" to "Firefox.lnk(3)"


    I have a number of items pinned to the taskbar.
    It would appear that some of these are duplicates of some invisible items which I cannot track down.
    Displaying the properties of these items shows the item name followed by (2).
    Any attempt to change the name back to the original gets: Do you want to rename "Firefox.lnk(2)" to "Firefox.lnk(3)".
    Not a train smash, just puzzling and annoying.

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  2. #2


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Sounds like they are just duplicates, just unpin them.
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Shortcut for taskbar is stored in:
    C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
    You can navigate to this folder and delete it if invisible on the taskbar
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  4. #4


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Shortcut for taskbar is stored in:
    C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
    You can navigate to this folder and delete it if invisible on the taskbar
    Thanks, I just located it and cleaned it up.
    But I'm at a loss as to why or how the duplicates occured.
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  5. #5


    San Jose - California
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    The registry entry for the task bar is stored under Favorites binary key in:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

    Somehow this value got messed up.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    The registry entry for the task bar is stored under Favorites binary key in:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

    Somehow this value got messed up.
    Thanks for the info.

    Can I assume that deleting and recreating the affected entries will have sorted the values or is there further action required?
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  7. #7


    San Jose - California
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    If you delete the Favorites and restart Explorer using command: tskill explorer, it actually clear all the entries in your taskbar and when you pin a shortcut to taskbar it will re-create it.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    If you delete the Favorites and restart Explorer using command: tskill explorer, it actually clear all the entries in your taskbar and when you pin a shortcut to taskbar it will re-create it.
    Thanks, I'll bear that in mind.
    Seems to be OK now, but with Windows one never knows.
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