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  1. #1

    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    At the moment i have a folder titled 'games'. I have dragged it to the taskbar hoping it will create a separate icon for the folder but instead it pinned it in the windows explorer icon. I know have to right click the explorer icon & then select 'games'. Any idea on how to get it out of the explorer list & create a separate icon.

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  2. #2

    What about right clicking on it and selecting Pin to Taskbar?

    Or make it a new Toolbar. Right click on the Taskbar and select Toolbars then New Toolbar. Point it to the Games folder.
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  3. #3

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    You can also Open the folder.
    Once Open it will show the icon in the Taskbar.
    Then you can right click the icon & choose Pin to Taskbar.


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  4. #4

    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jamos,

    In addition to the above, you might see if one of the options in the tutorial below may work for you to "Pin to taskbar" a folder.

    Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
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