Written by Barry Dysert (last updated May 15, 2017)
Pinning an application (program) to the taskbar is quite simple. You can create a shortcut, and from there right-click and select "Pin to taskbar." For non-executable files, though (like DOCX or TXT files), it's almost as simple. Say that you have a file named "Tips.docx." There are a couple of ways to have it pinned to the taskbar, but I think following these general steps is the most straightforward approach:
Figure 1. Add "Explorer " to the Target text box.
Unfortunately, your shortcuts will have the icon for File Explorer instead of Word, but you can change the icon between steps 3 and 4 so that the icon is more appropriate.
This tip (1677) applies to Windows 10.
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