Windows 10: Pinned tasks disappeared today 1/13/2021

Discus and support Pinned tasks disappeared today 1/13/2021 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I just did a routine update to Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop. On logging back in I discovered that all of my pinned tasks disappeared. I can open... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by wkrasl, Jan 13, 2021 at 2:02 PM.

  1. wkrasl Win User

    Pinned tasks disappeared today 1/13/2021


    I just did a routine update to Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop. On logging back in I discovered that all of my pinned tasks disappeared. I can open the programs from the start menu but they do not appear in the taskbar, pinned or otherwise. In the start menu I can pin to the start menu, but again nothing happens when I select "Pin to Taskbar."


    "https://support.microsoft.com/searc...i+pin+to+taskbar+WINDOWS&isEnrichedQuery=true" just says to do exactly what I had already tried.

    Now what?

    :)
     
  2. sixt5cuda Win User

    Windows 10 lost my pinned OneDrive file links on the task bar

    First, my files are not missing, I simply cannot access them the same way I did with Windows 8 and 8.1

    Correct behavior from Windows 8.1:

    1) Open Windows Explorer

    2) Find and open Notepad file "Notes.txt" located in a OneDrive folder

    3) Notepad is pinned to the task bar

    4) Right-click on Notepad icon in task bar

    5) List of recent files appears, including files recently opened on OneDrive

    6) Right-click on "Notes.txt", left-click on Pin To This List

    7) "Notes.txt" is now quickly accessible from the list of files in the Notepad list on the task bar

    Under Windows 10, step 5 is broken. Files located on OneDrive never appear in the list of recent items for a pinned application on the task bar. This behavior is duplicated on the Start Menu Jump List.

    Under Windows 8.1, I had many pinned documents connected to applications on my task bar. As soon as Windows 10 booted the first time, these links disappeared. Links to documents on the desktop or in my local Documents folder, remained linked to task bar
    applications.

    Has anyone else seen this behavior, or is it just my computer?
     
  3. ariefcfa Win User
    Bitlocker Causes Taskbar Pinned Apps Disappeared

    Alright, the problem is the Desktop directory. Rather than force end explorer process which cause another issue, today i found it is better to moved Desktop directory back to C:\Users\username\Desktop and create a symbolic link to keep the desktop files
    secured with Bitlocker.

    The steps are:

    • Moved back Desktop directory to original location C:\Users\username\Desktop
    • Moved Desktop files to safe location (in this case to D:\username\Desktop)
    • Delete Desktop directory in step-1
    • Create Dekstop directory symbolic link using elevated command prompt:

    code:

    mklink /D C:\Users\username\Desktop D:\username\Desktop

    This way the Taskbar Pinned apps - in my case - not disappeared unlike before.

    Thanks
     
  4. Pinned tasks disappeared today 1/13/2021

    The 'Photos' app for photo viewing has disappeared.

    I do not understand this, when I returned to the PC later today my original settings had returned to the start screen, including one other tile which I had also lost but had not yet re-instated. Also the original list of 'All apps' had returned to the start
    screen, including 'Photos'. There is nothing that I am aware of having done that should have caused the original disappearance of some apps from the 'All apps' list and their associated tiles, or that could have caused them to return.

    It has therefore been unnecessary to follow your suggested steps, though I have done so anyway and it works as suggested. Note that I had followed your steps 1 & 2 earlier which is why I knew 'Photos' had not disappeared from the PC but was simply not
    visible on the 'All apps' list and hence my inability to re-pin the tile.

    Thank you for your reply and understanding my frustration.
     
    Frustrated - Belfast, Jan 13, 2021 at 2:07 PM
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