Create a Folder Shortcut on the Windows 7 Taskbar

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Steps

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    To start, right-click on an empty space on your desktop and then choose 'New' and click on 'Text Document'
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    Once the text document is created, we need to name it
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    It doesn't really matter what we're going to name it, it's the extension that matters. This file extension is '.txt', but we need an '.exe' file. To do this, when we name the file, instead of typing '.txt' we will type '.exe'. The window will prompt that if I change the extension, that the format will change. We will click on 'Yes'.
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    Now, the format is changed
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    We need to click and hold it and then drag and drop it to the taskbar.
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    Once it's pinned to the taskbar, we need to change the properties
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    Right-click on the icon.
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    Right-click on the name
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    Right-click on 'Properties'
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    The first thing that we need to do is to change the icon
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    Click on 'Change icon'. A prompt will tell us that there are no icons on the desktop, so we will click 'OK' and choose one from the list.
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    Choose the one you like the most for the shortcut and click 'OK'
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    Now, click apply
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    We can see that the icon has changed, and now we need to set the target file
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    The target file is the exact location of the folder that we need to create the shortcut for. In this case, we're going to create a shortcut for the VisiHow folder on the H disk drive, so we've typed in 'h:\VisiHow' into the target file box. Click on 'OK' when the correct folder path is chosen.
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    Now if we click on the button we pinned to the taskbar, it will bring us directly to that folder
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    As we can see, it takes us directly to the VisiHow folder on the H disk drive.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to create a folder shortcut for the taskbar on Windows 7 computers
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    If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below. Thank you for using VisiHow.
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Recent edits by: Robert, Lukward Thomason

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