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Pin BAT shortcut to taskbar?

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    windows 8

    Pin BAT shortcut to taskbar?

    Created a BAT to launch multiple programs when executed--but can't seem to get the shortcut onto the taskbar.
    Also of interest--can I string switches into a BAT start command?

    Thanks for any help!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello JZM,

    If you like, Quick Launch would be a good place to have these .bat files in to be on the taskbar.

    Quick Launch - Add to Taskbar in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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    Windows 8 Pro x64
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  4. #4

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post

    Related and also from WinAero is Pin To 8​:
    WinAero: Downloads / Software / Pin to 8
    Great tool.
    I use that and it works for all kind of shortcuts: files, folders and special (system) items.

    Without using any tool, you can also pin items, it's just a bit harder to do.
    To pin file shortcuts manually:
    Step 1: Just drag/copy the self-made shortcut to "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" (this is the start screen's programs path for the currently logged in account)
    Step 2: If the item isn't pinned yet, search it in the start screen (type in the first letters) and select "pin to start", then you'll see it.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 10
    windows 8

    Thanks for the tips! Will get on them...
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  6. #6

    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're welcome. Glad we could help.
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