How to Unpin all Taskbar icons at once in Windows 11 or 10?

Microsoft has not provided a feature to remove all pinned icons from the taskbar in Windows 10 or 11. In Windows 11, Microsoft has released drag-and-drop support for pin icons.

For removing all pinned icons from the taskbar at once in Windows 10 or Windows 11, you will need to use the .bat file. With the help of this file, you can easily remove all pinned icons from the taskbar at once in windows 10/11 directly. No option is available for this.

This article will guide you on how to Unpin all Taskbar icons at once in Windows 11 or 10.

How to Unpin all Taskbar icons at once on Windows 11 or 10?

To unpin all Taskbar icons at once on Windows 11/10, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Notepad application on your computer.

TLaunchingthe Run dialog box by hitting Windows + R keys on the keyboard.

In the Run box, type notepad and then hit the Enter key on the keyboard.

Step 2. On the Notepad application, copy and paste the following texts:-

DEL /F /S /Q /A "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\*"

REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband /F

taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe & start explorer

Step 3. Once done, click on the Filemenu and select the Save as option.

Step 4. In the File Explorer window that opens, select a path where you want to save the file, enter a name with .bat or .cmd file extension, select All Files from the Save as type drop-down list, and click the Save button.

Step 5. Now, double-click on the batch file to run it.

You will see, Taskbar icons are reset automatically to default. Will remove any apps or folders pinned manually by users from the taskbar. You can pin apps or folders to the Taskbar again if you need.

The command mentioned above is handy to clean the Taskbar on many PCs.

That’s it.

Now you can see all pinned icons removed from the taskbar.

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