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  1. #1


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Taskbar


    Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone has a problem pinning ANYTHING to Taskbar??

    I reset it because i can't pin anything thing it would clear it
    but now all my pinned programs have gone and i can't drop them back onto taskbar
    It show the little arrow when i drag it there then nothing

    Any ideas please

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gavan,

    Are you able to "Pin to taskbar" using any of the other options in the tutorials below?

    Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 8

    Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Gavan,

    Are you able to "Pin to taskbar" using any of the other options in the tutorials below?

    Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 8

    Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums
    No, I can't pin anything
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Do you have the "Pin to taskbar" context menu item available when you right click on a program's .exe file or shortcut?

    Did you reset Windows or the taskbar?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Do you have the "Pin to taskbar" context menu item available when you right click on a program's .exe file or shortcut?

    Did you reset Windows or the taskbar?
    I reset the taskbar
    I have all the "pin to tasbar context menu's and even on start screen, just nothing happens
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    As a test, see if using step 2 in the tutorial below to restore the default registry entries may help.

    Pin to Taskbar - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7. #7


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    As a test, see if using step 2 in the tutorial below to restore the default registry entries may help.

    Pin to Taskbar - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Nope, still doesn't work, thnx anyway
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, if this just recently started to happen, then doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this issue started may be able to undo the cause and fix it.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In that case, if this just recently started to happen, then doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this issue started may be able to undo the cause and fix it.
    Still doesn't work, but i tried the Pin to 8 App and it does??

    I ran a sfc /scannow with no errors or corupt files?? (Strange)

    But at least i can use the app, i was wondering if Avast could be blocking things??

    Avast wouldn't allow me to install apps/programs from D
    Windows was telling me i didn't have access to specified drive, folder etc......

    But it was nothing to do with Windows but Avast not letting me until i added exceptions
    Could it be blocking system folders??
    Just a thought
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Most likely. The new Avast has been causing a lot of issues in Windows 8/8.1.

    As a test, you could temporarily uninstall Avast to see if the issue persists afterwards or not.
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