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Pin to Taskbar doesn't work

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Pin to Taskbar doesn't work


    At first it work fine but when I unpin and tried to pin to taskbar again it didn't work.
    The options available, I can select pin to taskbar but it didn't appear in taskbar(No.3 in the screenshot).
    You can see in the picture, the option in No.1 work fine, I can select to pin/unpin but not work as well as No.2.

    Click image for larger version

    I also tried this but not work:
    -Add/Remove shortcut from C:\User\......\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar
    -Set Local Policy "Remove pinned programs from the Taskbar", "Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists", "Do not allow pinning programs to the Taskbar", ""Do not allow Taskbar on more than one display" to Disable.

    "Pin to start" works fine.

    Sorry for my bad English.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello apocalypse00, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like your pinned taskbar items may be corrupted. As a test, use the tutorial below to reset and clear all pinned items on your taskbar. Afterwards, see if you are able to "Pin to taskbar" what you want again.

    Taskbar Pinned Apps - Reset and Clear in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you for reply.
    I tried the .bat file twice, first normal, second Run as Admnistrator, restart the computer. Then tried to pin again and not work.
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  4. #4


    Marion
    Posts : 111
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Create a second user profile and try to pin items on another account. There could be problems with the user profile.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by apocalypse00 View Post
    Thank you for reply.
    I tried the .bat file twice, first normal, second Run as Admnistrator, restart the computer. Then tried to pin again and not work.
    In that case, you could also do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo and fix it.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    -Create a second user account didn't work.

    -System restore worked. I got my former item back but still can't pin new item to taskbar.

    I think I'll bear with it. Thank you
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you like, you could try an older restore point dated back when you were able to "Pin to taskbar".
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  8. #8


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


    You might want to try

    WinAero: Pin to 8

    or

    WinAero: Taskbar Pinner

    I use Pin to 8 myself.

    Hope this helps.

    A picture---

    Click image for larger version
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