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Where Are The Taskbar Icons Stored And How To Move Them To A QuickLaunch Folder

If you want to create a quick-launch toolbar and move some of your existing taskbar icons you need to know where the taskbar icons are actually stored

Location

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1. Step Open the Windows Explorer

2. Step Go to C:\Users\(YourUsername)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

3. Step You can move shortcuts here

4. Step All taskbar icons are stored in this folder – if you move pr delete them they will also disappear from the taskbar

Move To QuickLaunch Folder

1. Step Right-click on your taskbar, select Toolbars, then New Toolbar

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2. Step Browse to a known location on your hard drive and create a new folder, then click Select Folder

3. Step Right-click on the text that appears on your taskbar. If you dont want the label, uncheck Show text

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4. Step Next select Open folder

5. Step Drag and drop all shortcuts from the Taskbar folder to your new QuickLaunch-toolbar-folder and they will appear

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6. Step Drag the dotted bar around to move your quick-launch toolbar

7. Step For additional information read our guide, how to create quick-launch toolbar

Windows 8 users can also follow this guide

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Published: Sunday, December 8th, 2013 Last Modified: December 8, 2013

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