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Friday, July 23, 2010

How To Pin a Network Shortcut to Taskbar in Windows 7

 

By default, Windows 7 will not allow you to pin a shortcut to a network program to the taskbar.

Follow these steps to get around the default.

  1. Copy the .exe to your local drive.
  2. Make a shortcut of the local .exe on your desktop.
  3. Pin the new local shortcut to your taskbar.
  4. Right-click the pinned item on the taskbar, then right-click the shortcut in the jump list.
  5. Click Properties, and edit the Target and Start-in fields so they point to the network location.
  6. Delete the .exe you copied locally and remove the shortcut you created on your desktop.

You should now have a pinned shortcut on the taskbar to a network location.

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