Taskbar Pinner

Hey, I am proud to introduce the results of my hard work with Mr. Gaurav Kale. It is Taskbar Pinner - the universal pinner software for your taskbar!

Latest version of Taskbar Pinner is 2.0. Windows 8 users, please switch to Pin to 8 application.
This is most unique software from all taskbar pinners in the world. Just check the list of features! With our Taskbar Pinner you will able:
  • to pin ANY file regardless of its type;
  • to pin ANY folder;
  • to pin drive;
  • to pin Control Panel items, all them including some hidden like God Mode/All Tasks, Network Connections;
  • to pin Libraries;
  • to pin Shell Objects like Run command, "Show Desktop", Window Switcher;
  • to pin any drive,all folders and all files via Explorer Context Menu;
  • to pin any folders or files with drag and drop. Drop them on application window.
  • to pin any folders or files via command line:
    taskbarpinner.exe "path\to\desired\location"

Note this is first pinning tool which works in Windows 7 regardless of UI language! As you may know, all of existing tools fails with non-English language of user interface. More than that, it's the only pinning tool I think that can pin just about ANYthing.

If you pin a *.website file to taskbar, you will able to set a custom icon for it.

Let me show you how its in action. I will show you Windows 8, ok? For Windows 7 all bits are the same.

Taskbar Pinner's Change log

  • improved user folders' location detection in case when folder redirection is enabled via Group Policy
  • fixed crash of app when it was started from a network share
  • fixed the file/folder pinning issue when the target file is located on a network share.

  • Windows 8 is not supported anymore. Please use the Pin to 8 software instead.
  • Added x64 version.
  • New modern "Open a folder" dialog for folder pinning.
  • Bug fixed: wrong check if item was already pinned.

Bug fixed: if %temp% is short path to temp folder, you were unable to pin anything.
Bug fixed: crash when the slash was the last character in the command line.
Bug fixed: crash of the shell location dialog.
Initial release

Taskbar Pinner is portable application and does not require to be installed.

Download: Taskbar Pinner

Donate options for satisfied users:

pino | 29 Aug 12

Cant download your app man
I click the download button and nothing happens

Sergey | 29 Aug 12
Comments: 501

Don't use google translator with download page

Netroll | 29 Aug 12

It's amazing software!!!!!!!11 I would be very happy to join the growing pool of HB fans.

vitaliy | 29 Aug 12

does not work.
W7 .NET Framework 4 installed. tried 4.5

Anonymous | 29 Aug 12

Your downloads work ONLY using Internet Explorer !!!
You should test your web site in Firefox and Google Chrome as well !!!

Sergey | 29 Aug 12
Comments: 501

I didn't use IE.
I use Firefox and have no any issues in IE, Opera, FF and Chrome
Check out your browser settings.

moinmoin | 29 Aug 12

It's great, Sergey.

Featured on deskmodder.de

Sergey | 29 Aug 12
Comments: 501

Thanks again!

Allan | 30 Aug 12

Not working for me on Win7 Home Premium 64 bit. Created a shortcut to folder on D (non-system) partition on single hard drive. When I click on the shortcut, I get an error message stating "The item "[folder].exe" that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to delete this shortcut?" Note that I selected a folder, not an .exe program file. Is there a solution. This would be very useful if it worked.

RossN | 30 Aug 12

Crashes on me.
Win 8 CP 64-bit. Tried dragging a small .rtf file into the file pane.

Sergey | 30 Aug 12
Comments: 501

I have not tested it with CP. Its a bit outdated.

I reproduced your issue with win7 x86. Let me look inside the problem. I will release fix ASAP.

Keiichi | 31 Aug 12

Increible, funciona muy bien W7 x86 ultimate en español :D

remora | 31 Aug 12

What about change the icon for pinned object?. Maybe in the next version?


Sergey | 31 Aug 12
Comments: 501

But for what?
You are able to change it with explorer. Shift+Right click on pinned icon and select properties. Then log off and log on.

Aosweme | 01 Sep 12

Awesome! thanks, it works perfectly!

Renato Pasalacqua | 30 Sep 12

Excellent program, I love it. Thanks!

The Real Aitch | 12 Oct 12

I download it fine with Google Chrome.
Installed without problem and have been using it for a few weeks now without difficulty.
If you have any problems I suggest you look to yourself first before blaming Sergey,

jectos | 30 Oct 12

Does this work with windows 8

Sergey | 31 Oct 12
Comments: 501

yes it is

LDSBrother | 27 Nov 12

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many essential programs and file folders have not a "Pin to taskbar."

Sergey | 27 Nov 12
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whtara | 25 Dec 12

This page is perfectly safe with one very big "BUT".
There's a nasty group called WiseDownloads who add a second download button whucj always looks more tempting than the original.
It will (most times) download an unauthorised version of the software - that isn't the problem. It also downloads things you didn't ask for - and it doesn't bother to tell you. Most of these "extras" are very nasty. And to a virus checker it looks as though you voluntarily downloded the stuff.
Be warned!!!!

touloulou | 16 Jan 13

bonjour !
Comment supprimer un dossier "pinné" svp ?

How to "unpin" a file or a folder you hab pinned please ?


Ben | 17 Jan 13

Right click on pinned icon and select "Unpin from Taskbar".

Mvd | 24 Jan 13

hello when doing : TaskbarPinner.exe d:\taskbar the FOLDER taskbar is added to the taskbar and NOT all files in the folder.

Howto do this?

Mvd | 24 Jan 13

Hello, i try to use this as script. Script is working well...but everytime i log in ALL items are created again so all shortcuts are now duplicated. Is there a fix for this?


Mvd | 24 Jan 13

When doing a shortcut to outlook 2013 and OneNote 2013 : Sorry, msi shortcuts are not supported. But this is the lnk-file...

howto fix?

Sergey | 24 Jan 13
Comments: 501

TaskbarPinner.exe d:\taskbar the FOLDER taskbar is added to the taskbar and NOT all files in the folder.

Right, it will pin just folder, not whole folder content. This is by design.

Sorry, msi shortcuts are not supported.

That is true. I have no idea how to process them at this moment.

Hello, i try to use this as script. Script is working well...but everytime i log in ALL items are created again so all shortcuts are now duplicated. Is there a fix for this?

Can you post here an example of your script?

mvd | 25 Jan 13

This is my script:

\\\Taskbar\TaskbarPinner\TaskbarPinner.exe "\\\Taskbar\user\Internet Explorer.lnk"
\\\Taskbar\TaskbarPinner\TaskbarPinner.exe "\\\Taskbar\user\Google Chrome.lnk"

When i Run this script by LOGON all items are copied again

Also Another question for example Internet explorer:

IE is added to my taskbar (windows
But when start IE there is second IE-icon in my Taskbar for the opened website. how can i fix this?


Mvd | 26 Jan 13

Hi, can you do something with the script to not overwrite existing pins?

You understand my problem with the duplicate Internet Explorer pin?


Mvd | 27 Jan 13

Hi, can you do something with my questions?


Sergey | 28 Jan 13
Comments: 501

I am sorry, I was away from PC. I will try to look today

Mvd | 29 Jan 13

Hi Sergey,
did you find any solutions for this issues?


Sergey | 29 Jan 13
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Just for note: Winaero is not my primary occupation. I have daily job and familiy, so I am limited to give all my time to this site
I am sorry about the delay, I will try to help you right now.

Sergey | 29 Jan 13
Comments: 501

Mvd, fixed.

Mvd | 29 Jan 13

Hi Sergey, both issues are fixed?
Is there a new version for download available?


Mvd | 29 Jan 13

Hi Sergey,
now when starting taskbar-pinner script on Windows 8 "this application requires windows 7".
but.. "pin to 8" can not be used as a script like "taskbar pinner".

What will be the right working combination of script-possiblity and working on windows 8, and also with both fixes you made?


Sergey | 30 Jan 13
Comments: 501

I can't resolve the following issue:
IE is added to my taskbar (windows 8 )
But when start IE there is second IE-icon in my Taskbar for the opened website. how can i fix this?

This is windows behavior, I have no idea how to defeat it. Try to pin executable file (iexplore.exe) instead of LNK file.
I will add cmd line parameters to "pin to 8".
"pinto8.exe /t file" - pin to taskbar
"pinto8.exe /s file" - pin to start screen

Mvd | 31 Jan 13

Hi Sergey, thx for the answers. Is the "new" version with scripting possiblity available for download?


WU | 31 Jan 13

FYI: I downloaded Taskbar Pinner and unzipped it (by the way there is a typo in the Windows x64 folder). I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and the program file in the "Widnows x64" [sic] folder produces the error message "Please use executable file from Windows x64 folder".

Sergey | 31 Jan 13
Comments: 501

Mvd, not yet available. I am working on it
WU, thank you, fixed both issues.

Sergey | 01 Feb 13
Comments: 501

Mvd, please update your Pin to 8

mvd | 05 Feb 13

Hi Sergey,
thx, script is working.
1 question

Is there a possibility for a check when there is a shortcut already, that specific item will be skipped? (when running for a second time, there will be duplicate items)

Sergey | 05 Feb 13
Comments: 501

With PinTo8?
I though i already fixed the duplicates

PinHound | 21 May 13


First off I'd like to say this looks like a really useful tool. Secondly I have a question regarding running this from a script - is it possible to unpin as well as pin icons? And if so what is the variable to do this?

Many thanks for your hard work.

theregent | 04 Jun 13

Hi, excellent piece of work but my Win 7 runs 32-bit. any solution for this issue?
thanks and keep on with your work

Supostat | 18 Jun 13

I was looking for method to pin batch file at taskbar. This soft didn't help me.
Just puting file to c:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\ wouldn't help.

P.S. Fortunately it CAN pin link to batch file, but I can't change icon for it.((

albi | 05 Jul 13

Great tool!

Is it possible to ignore error? When something is already pinned I get error popup. Can I remove that popup?

balluc | 08 Aug 13

I have same problem... Already Pinned .. but I can't see it on the taskbar... how can we fix this ?

bg | 11 Aug 13

how do you uninstalled pin?

Gerry | 06 Sep 13

how do i uninstall taskbar pinner

Anonymous | 07 Sep 13

can you say Chinese

kat | 09 Oct 13

I pinned a dropbox folder but when I restarted, the folder disappeared from my taskbar. When I retried to pin, it says the folder is already pinned. How do I fix this?

davee | 17 Oct 13

I've used this in a batch script to pin Firefox to the taskbar:

TaskbarPinner.exe "p:\win7\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox.lnk"

It works perfectly and has applied itself for ~100 users. However, I want to reverse this operation. Can that be done with TaskbarPinner.exe? Can it be used to *unpin*?

The only workaround I have is to destroy ALL pinned app shortcuts, but that's not what I want...

Sergey | 17 Oct 13
Comments: 501

Taskbar Pinner was not designed to unpin anything. I am sorry :(

Arturo | 18 Oct 13

Your work looks very good. I plan to try the Taskbar Pinner. I suggest that you add year to date field on your download page.

All the best to you.

davee | 18 Oct 13

OK, fair enough. Thanks for the reply!

scrumdiddillyumptiousuperdupercompletewonka | 30 Oct 13

for one of the most annoying issues of windows 7 in not being able to pin folders any more, this is the easiest and best solution I have found - thanks!

Anonymous | 04 Nov 13

If you can make the program also do an unpin with a command-line version, I for one would be happy to pay for your program

Brooks | 06 Dec 13

Sergey, I've been using Taskbar Pinner for almost a year, and am thankful for it every day. Just wanted you and Mr. Kale to know how much I appreciate your work. Happy holidays to you and your family!

Sergey | 06 Dec 13
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Brooks, many thanks for such kind words!

Max | 14 Dec 13

Hi guys,

I do not find a way to unistall TaskBar Pinner. Can you help?


tangodc | 21 Jan 14

I installed the program, clicked finish, and now where the hell is the software? no icon anywhere, cannot find it searching, how do you run the program?

Sergey | 22 Jan 14
Comments: 501

I have no idea what exactly you have installed but MY PROGRAM is just regular zip archive.

Jahuu | 21 Apr 14


Great app, thanks fo Your hard work.

I have one feature request for win7 wersion. I would like to be able to pin folders to windows eksplorer instead of taskbar ( i know it is TaskbarPinner, but...).


Ducci | 28 Apr 14

Is it possible to get a version, without a messagebox "Already pinned"
I need it for a script, and when the messagebox pops up, it wait for pressing ok,
it was nice if i can have a version where i can supresss the message boxes.
Was it poassible?

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