How to Pin a Hard Drive Access to the Taskbar in Windows 10


On our Windows desktop we can see different tools that allow us to have access to all the programs or processes of the system. Among this we can highlight the function performed by the taskbar, in which we can anchor any application and have direct access to it. For this reason we will explain what you should do to Pin a hard drive access to the taskbar in Windows 10.

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The unfortunate thing is that it only allows us to fix applications or programs in this area of ​​our desktop. And if we want for any reason to anchor other types of elements such as files, documents or folders, we will not be allowed to do so. And in this sense, so little will we be allowed to anchor in the taskbar a hard drive.

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How to pin a hard drive access to the taskbar in Windows 10

This procedure is very simple to do and in this way you will have on the desktop and specifically on the taskbar, a direct access to your unit of HDD. And to do this we will do the following, we will go to This computer to find the disk drive that we want to anchor in the taskbar.

Then we go directly to Windows Explorer to enter the location of the disk drive. The next step is to click on the unit we choose and in the options we are going to select Create shortcut. This action will create a desktop shortcut, but we still need to make changes to its properties.

This so that the system assumes that the shortcut is an application, then we will proceed to the next step. On the shortcut we will locate with the cursor and we will right click and select the Properties option. Now being inside this window we are going to choose the Destination section.

Here we are going to create the explorer tag C: it is important that you leave a space between the word Explorer and the drive letter. Once this is done, we will only need to click on the Accept option. And now we are going to notice that the Windows Explorer icon has changed, this will allow the taskbar to support this icon.

How to change the shortcut icon

The next step will be to change the icon for us to know that it is a disk drive, then we will do the following. We position ourselves on the shortcut and we are going to right click on it, the menu with options will appear and we are going to choose Properties. And in it we are going to look for the option Change icon.

Then we go to the bar where the route is written and we will proceed to change it to c: Windowssystem32imageres.dll. We will be shown several icons referring to disk units and we will choose the one that is of our preference. The next step will be to click on the OK option, then click on Apply and finally OK again.

As a last step, you must right-click on the shortcut to which you have changed the icon and choose the option Pin to taskbar.

And voila, you already have one hard drive anchored in the taskbar, without any complications. And now we just have to check that clicking on the icon directs you to that unit.

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If it happens that when you click on the icon that is anchored in the taskbar and it directs you to another unit. It is very likely that you have written the letter that does not correspond in the path, simply modify the path and type the letter that corresponds. And voila, in a very simple way you learned, how to pin a hard drive access to the taskbar in Windows 10.

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