Wednesday, 9 April 2014

How to Pin a Program to Taskbar in Windows

Description:

Pinning a Program to Taskbar is an easy way to add shortcuts to your most-often used programs in Windows. You can pin items to the Taskbar or to the Start menu. That makes you more efficient to remember and re-open the frequently used programs. This is a step-by-step guide to Pin a Program/Item to Taskbar in Windows 7/Windows 8 using VBScript.

How to Pin a Program/Item to Taskbar in Windows 7/Windows 8

In Windows 7 and Windows 8, Taskbar pinned items are stored in the following locations:

File System:
 %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Registry: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband]

Steps to Pin the MS Paint Program to Taskbar:

1.  Download the vbscript file PinItems Download PinItems.
2.  Place the downloaded vbscript file in your favourite place. I have placed here -> C:\Scripts\PinItem.vbs
3.  Now run the below cmd command in Command Prompt to Pin MS Paint Program to Taskbar.
cscript C:\Scripts\PinItem.vbs /taskbar /item:"c:\windows\system32\mspaint.exe"


Steps to Pin a Program/Items to Taskbar in Windows 7/Windows 8


4. Then go the Taskbar pinned items location : %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar and you can see the new shortcut icon for paint application.
How to Pin Items to Taskbar in Windows 7/Windows 8


5. And now you can see the new shortcut icon for paint application in your taskbar panel.



Note: Here, you can replace your own program's exe path that you are going to pin it in taskbar.
Ex: Use the below command to pin uTorrent in taskbar.
cscript C:\Scripts\PinItem.vbs /taskbar /item:"C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe"
Thanks,
Morgan

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2 comments:

  1. any chance of an update that works with win10?

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    1. You can use the same method for Windows 10 also.

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