Taskbar Pinned Shortcuts Location

Ever wondered where those pinned shortcuts are stored in Win7?

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Comments (16)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much! lol now i can edit my icons 😛

  2. Anonymous says:

    Many Thanks. 🙂

    The possibilities here are now endless 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you.

    Very useful info.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for continuing to use the Internet for sharing knowledge freely.  It is greatly appreciated.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Mine were in a slight different location (using Windows 7), but your answer still clued me in to finding it.  Mine are at:

    C:Users<username>AppDataRoamingMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchUser PinnedTaskBar

  8. Anonymous says:

    @MikeInPlano    The %APPDATA% in Ben's OP is a pointer to the same location as you have described – but doesn't involve knowing what your user profile is called.. 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    A very Useful page.

    INFO: "%APPDATA%" is actually "C:/Users/<input name here>/AppData/Roaming/"

  10. Anonymous says:

    The above message is dedicated to MikeInPiano

  11. Anonymous says:

    I am not actually the "Googlebot" of course.

  12. The Thread will Never Die! says:

    the OP path is pastable into a windows explorer window… put quotes at the beginning and end if you want to paste it as a target location for a shortcut.

  13. OLShepard says:

    locate task bar for short cuts

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thanks. Just what I needed

  15. Michael Settle says:

    This was fine in 2009 for Windows 7 – But where are the taskbar buttons stored that you pin in the start screen in the latest build of Windows 10?

    1. Jack says:

      For Michael Settle:

      Same place. Just make sure you enter %appdata% instead of %localappdata%

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