How to Pin or Unpin a Drive to the Windows 7 Taskbar

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This will show you how to pin a drive to the taskbar in Windows 7 as a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].


EXAMPLE: Pin Drive to Taskbar
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OPTION ONE
Pin Drive to Taskbar

1. Right click on the Desktop and click on New and Folder, then rename the new folder Drives and press Enter.
NOTE: You can rename the folder anything you like. I'm just using Drives as an example in this tutorial.


2. Open the Computer window (Start Menu), then right click on any drive (ex: C: drive) that you want to pin to the taskbar and click on Create shortcut. This will create a shortcut for this drive on your desktop. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can create a shortcut for one or more drives if you like to use in step 3 below to pin them all to the taskbar as well.
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3. Select and Move all drive shortcuts on the desktop created in step 2 into the Drives folder (step 1).

4. Now Move the Drives folder to a location (ex: in My Documents folder) that you want to keep it saved at.
NOTE: The Drives folder must remain at this location for it to continue to work when finished pinning it to the taskbar.

5. Press and hold the Shift key, right click on the Drives folder (step 4), release Shift, and click on Copy as path.
NOTE: This path will be used in step below.
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7. Right click on a empty space on the taskbar and click on Toolbars and New toolbar. (see screenshot below)
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8. Right click in the Folder line and click on Paste to copy the path of the Drives folder from step 5, then click on Select Folder. (see screenshots below)
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9. On the taskbar, right click on the dotted lines just to the left of the Drives toolbar icon, then uncheck Show Title by clicking on it. (see screenshot below)
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10. To Select a Small or Large Pinned Drive Icon
A) Right click on the dotted lines just to the left of the drive, then click on View and select either Large Icons or Small Icons for the drive(s) on the taskbar. (see screenshots below)
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11. To Keep or Remove Pinned Drive Text
A) Right click on the dotted lines just to the left of the drive, then click on View and click on Show Text to check (keep) or uncheck (remove) the drive name. (see screenshots below)
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12. To Keep the Pinned Drive on the Right Side of Taskbar
A) Left click on the dotted lines just to the left of the drive and hold, then drag it to the left and right some to make any adjustments to how you want the drive(s) positioned on the right side of the taskbar. (see screenshot below)
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B) Release the left click when done.

C) Go to step 14.
13. To Have the Pinned Drive on the Left Side of Taskbar
A) Left click on the dotted lines just to the left of the drive and hold, then drag it all the way to the left past the other [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on the left side of the taskbar and release. (see screenshot below)
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B) Left click on the dotted lines just to the left of the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on the now right side and hold, then drag it to the left until next to the drive and release. (see screenshots below)
NOTE: If you have another pinned [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on the left (ex: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]) that you would like to keep to the far left instead of the pinned Drive icon, then you can drag the drive icon just to the right of it as well if you like.
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15. You now have a pinned drive on the taskbar. (see example screenshot at the top of the tutorial)



OPTION TWO
Unpin Drive to Taskbar

1. Right click on a empty space on the taskbar and click on Toolbars and on Drives (step 1 in OPTION ONE above) to uncheck it and remove it from the taskbar. (see screenshot below)
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That's it,
Shawn



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