Quick Tip : How to fix Windows 7 Pinned Icons

Hello,

Today is a very quick tip but very useful!  Sometimes when you mess around with your pinned icons on Windows 7, you may get icons duplication and it is very annoying since it fill your task bar..

First thing you try is delete it (unpin) and (repin) icon, but that still doesn’t work..

pinned icons windows 7

How do fix Windows 7 Pinned Icons?

The fix is simple, but remember to note somewhere which icon you had since you will have to repin them all.

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Browse to the following path : %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
  3. Delete all ‘shortcut’ type files.  Those shortcuts are in fact your pinned icons.
  4. Repin all you previous icons.
  5. Congratulation you have fixed the problem!

Note : %APPDATA% refer to the following directory : c:\users\username\AppData\Roaming\