How to Pin to Taskbar and Unpin from Taskbar on Windows 10?

Windows 10 has a special application desktop toolbar called Taskbar. Generally, it sits at the bottom of a display screen. You can find, open, and switch between opened apps from the taskbar. On the extreme right side of the taskbar, you can see the date and time, system icons, and items running in the background on the notification area.

Apart from that, the taskbar also gives you to pin your favorite apps. Once you pin your favorite apps to the taskbar, you will quickly open them by just clicking on the program icon on the taskbar. No requirement to hunt the installed application via the Start menu or other methods.

For your information only, the pinned items on the taskbar will store in the following locations:-

In the Registry:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

In File Explorer:-

%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

This risewindows article will guide you to pin and unpin an application from the Windows 10 Taskbar.

How to Use File Explorer Context Menu to “Pin to taskbar” or “Unpin from taskbar” an App in Windows 10?

Do these steps to pin or unpin an item by the File Explorer context menu:-

Step 1Open File Explorer(You can use this shortcut to open File Explorer quickly Windows + E).

Step 2. Locate the “.exe” file you want to Pin to the taskbar and right-click on that.

Step 3. Pick the Pin to taskbar option.

Note: If the app is already pinned to your taskbar, right-clicking on it, you will see the “Unpin from taskbar” option. Clicking this will remove a pinned item from the Windows 10 taskbar.

How to Use “Pin to taskbar” by Dragging App to Windows 10 Taskbar?

If you like to pin an app to the Windows 10 taskbar quickly, you might prefer to use this method. From the Desktop, File Explorer, or Start menu, hold and drag the app or app’s shortcut to the taskbar until you see “Pin to taskbar,” and release the mouse.

How to Pin and Unpin an Item from Windows 10 Taskbar?

Do these steps to pin or unpin an item to the taskbar from the taskbar:-

Right-click on the application on the taskbar and pick Unpin from the taskbar to block the pinned item from the Windows 10 taskbar.

To pin an item to the taskbar, open the app first. Then, right-click its icon on the taskbar to choose the Pin to taskbar option.

How to Pin or Unpin an App from Taskbar using Windows 10 Start menu?

Do these steps to pin an app from the Taskbar through Windows 10 Start menu:-

Step 1. Tap on the Start button or press the Windows key on the keyboard to open the Start menu.

Step 2. Right-click on the app you want to pin to the taskbar and pick More > Pin to taskbar.

Do these steps to unpin an app that is already pinned to the Taskbar via Windows 10 Start menu:-

Step 1. Tap on the Start button or press the Windows key on the keyboard to open the Start menu.

Step 2. Right-click on the app you want to unpin from the taskbar to pick More > Unpin from the taskbar.

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