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File Explorer is missing from the taskbar

  1. #1

    File Explorer is missing from the taskbar

    I don't know how long it's been missing, if it ever was there, but I thought it would be handy to have File Explorer on the Task Bar.

    I found it on the Applications page of the start menu, right clicked on it, and saw that File Explorer was already pinned to the task bar. I tried unpinning it, then repinning it, but is just doesn't show up.

    Any ideas?

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  2. #2

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

    You could open the file location & right click it & send to desktop as a shortcut.

    Then drag & drop it on the taskbar.

    Or open it & right click the taskbar icon & choose pin to taskbar.
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  3. #3

    Thanks, but now it's there OK, I see what's happening. I have some Icons on my desktop that are actually Folders (containing shortcuts). If I have any of those folders open, they replace the File Explorer icon on the task bar. Mystery solved!
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File Explorer is missing from the taskbar
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