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    Hi,

    I am running Windows 7 Professional. I created a shortcut to my music DVD/CDs, which I have placed on an external drive. Now the shortcut is on the desktop. When I drag it to the Taskbar, a little legend reads "Pin to Windows Explorer". When I right-click the Internet Explorer symbol [e], it shows the shortcut pinned. But when I leave and return to Windows Explorer, the shortcut is no longer there. What am I doing wrong? Thank you for any suggestions you can give me.

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    I don't believe a shortcut to an external drive can be pinned to the taskbar. The shortcut will not even be operational unless the ext drive is attached when clicking on it. I attempted to place a shortcut for an app I have on an ext drive onto the taskbar. It was a no go.
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    Thank you very much Ted. I think you are 100% correct. Have a good one...

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    Hmm, I used to use drive shortcuts sometimes in XP in the QL, just put one there again in 7, holding so far.

    Folders and apps from the ext. drive in the QL are both functioning as well.

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    Quick Launch is diff from Taskbar. Perhaps if Moon activates Quick Launch this would work for her.
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    Hi Moon,

    There is a work around that allows you to pin an external drive on your Windows 7 Taskbar independent of Windows Explorer. Check out this tutorial for the details on the procedure. I have added one to my Taskbar and it works great. Of course, it works great as long as your external drive is plugged in.

    When the external drive is removed properly from the USB port, the icon remains on the Taskbar, but will not work until the drive is plugged back in.
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    Quick Launch is diff from Taskbar.
    Well, its an optional component of the taskbar, but yes, it was offered as a tried and true alternate method that's hard to beat.

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