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    Desktop / Pinned Icons / Start Menu

    Win7 / 64 Bit / All up to date

    If I pin an icon from my desktop to the task bar and then delete the icon from my desktop (no point in having 2 shortcuts basically on the desktop ), the pinned icon becomes that very generic one but still works.

    If I pin an icon from the start menu, I don't delete them from there, the icons are fine.

    If I re-create the shortcut on the desktop, the icon will re-appear with the next re-boot.

    Is there any way to prevent the icons from "disappearing" when I remove them from my desktop ??

    I don't want to add everything (like games) to the start menu as Win 7 is not very user friendly in being able to group them the way I would like -- at least I have not found an easy way yet -- which I guess makes this a 2 part question -- does anyone know of one ??

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    DataDog,

    I can't answer the 1st question but I have an answer for the second. Create a toolbar on the Task Bar and you can then setup folders in it to contain grouped items.
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    To create:
    1. Right-Click the Task Bar
    2. Make sure Lock Task Bar is Unchecked
    3. Click on Toolbars
    4. Click on New toolbar...
    5. Follow the prompts.

    Basically, you'll establish a folder, in my case BTB {Bruce's Toolbar}, and put shortcuts in it you can of course add sub-folders and put shortcuts in them neatly organized. Once created you just work directly in Windows Explorer to add things and they automatically appear on the toolbar.
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    I do something similar except I call my new toolbar Shortcuts. I then add any app I use regularly to this Shortcuts folder. The Shortcuts folder is located in My Documents.

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    See if How to change the icon of pinned taskbar items helps. I've seen what you describe if the shortcut you pin is a website but not for regularly installed programs.

    Joe

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    Thanks all -- I was hoping to just re-arrange the current start button programs, but those look like good ideas.

    On the icon question, I tried the suggestion from JoeP517, however when I tired entering the TSKILL EXPLORER, I receive the following error:

    "Windows cannot find 'TSKILL' .... etc."

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