need a little help,want a pinned folder to open its'self NOT explorer

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tnx, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008
    Hi all.

    On my Windows 7 machine I have a folder pinned to the Taskbar. It says "APPs"

    I have the "Explorer" pinned to the Taskbar and is set to open to My Computer.

    When you click on the Explorer taskbar link it opens as it should and the title changes to Computer. ( sure you all know what I mean )

    My APPs link is set to "%USERPROFILE%\APPs". When i click on the taskbar link it opens the Explorer tab and the tilte is APPs. Thats all well and good, butttttttttttttttt

    Is there a way to pin a folder to the taskbar so when it is clicked on it opens the desired DIR, NOT using the Explorer but utalizing the APPs link.

    Hope I have explained it well enough.

    YES, I have used Google ( no doubt somebody will say Google is your friend, or summet similar ):rolleyes:
    But not found owt to be of help.

    Is this possible ??? :confused:

  2. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

    Jun 20, 2007
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  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

    Nov 26, 2012
    #3 kaljukass, Jan 1, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
    Simplest way:
    1. Make shortcut on desktop, for example
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe %USERPROFILE%\Documents
    %Windir%\explorer.exe %USERPROFILE%\Documents

    2. give name what You want
    example My Documents

    3. change icon like you desire
    get icon from
    %windir%\system32\shell32.dll or %windir%\system32\imageres.dll or use Your own

    If done, click Apply and OK or close window.
    Right mouse click on new shortcut on desktop and pin where You want.

    That's whole the chemistry what is needed.