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How to backup and restore Taskbar pinned apps in Windows 8 and Windows 7

In Windows 7, Microsoft introduced the ability to pin your favorite apps to the taskbar. This option was designed as a fast way to put app shortcuts on the Taskbar using jumplists instead of dragging them to the Quick Launch toolbar. In Windows 8.1 Update 1, the taskbar allows to pin Modern apps as well. After reinstalling Windows, you may need to pin your apps again one by one. Although it is not difficult, you can also restore all previously pinned apps at once. Let's see how it can be done.
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How to change a pinned app’s shortcut icon on the Taskbar and refresh Explorer icon cache

In Windows 7, Microsoft redesigned the Taskbar and introduced the concept of pinning shortcuts, which were earlier stored in the Quick Launch. However, once you pin a shortcut changing the icon of the pinned shortcut isn't so easy because of a bug in Windows. Let's see how to change it.

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