Can't unpin icon from taskbar (Win7)

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  1. thebomb

    thebomb Member

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    I moved a shortcut for a game to my taskbar but I cannot remove it from the task bar. When I right-click it, no menu pops up with with an option to unpin it as it does for the other icons.
     
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  3. Redinit

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    Make sure you have windows to show hidden files.

    Go to
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    Go to C:\Users\<your account>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
    Delete the launcher

    Logout and login

    (may have to reboot)
     
  4. thebomb

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    I tried that, but the broken shortcuts aren't in that directory.

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  5. corkyg

    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    Make sure the Taskbar is unlocked.
     
  6. Slobbery Beast

    Slobbery Beast Junior Member

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    I am having the same issue, any fix yet? They are the same two Diablo III icons as well! Also the shortcuts work you just cant right click or remove them.....I'm assuming it has to do with the game but I don't see why......

    EDIT: I found a fix! HERE and HERE

    Worked like a charm, at first when I renamed the files it just re-downloaded them...... Then I just moved them out of the folder and it worked!
     
    #5 Slobbery Beast, May 23, 2012
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  7. maurice330

    maurice330 Junior Member

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    Here's what to do:

    I'm just assuming the file you are trying unpin is Diablo III
    If it isn't, same concept, different file.