Windows 10: Pinning/Unpinning Apps to the taskbar no longer working

Discus and support Pinning/Unpinning Apps to the taskbar no longer working in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I'm at the end of my rope trying to fix this. Not sure "when" this started by I can no longer pin apps to the taskbar nor can I unpin apps that are... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Jeff Richards1, Jun 9, 2022.

  1. Pinning/Unpinning Apps to the taskbar no longer working


    I'm at the end of my rope trying to fix this. Not sure "when" this started by I can no longer pin apps to the taskbar nor can I unpin apps that are already pinned. I don't even have the "option" to attempt either action. When I right click on an app that is in the taskbar I do not get the option to unpin it. When I right click an app that is not in the taskbar I don't get the "pin to taskbar" option. Any ideas?

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    Jeff Richards1, Jun 9, 2022
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  2. ICIT2LOL Win User

    Query re pinning and unpinning apps to taskbar

    I tried using Edge and as I liked it I right clicked the app listing and the pinned it to the taskbar.

    What I want to know is how to put that Edge listing back with the other apps because if I unpin it from the taskbar how does one reattach Edge to the listings.
     
    ICIT2LOL, Jun 9, 2022
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  3. GHDave Win User
    Pinned Files on Taskbar Don't Work, Can't Unpin, Can't Pin New


    Here is a screenshot:


    Pinning/Unpinning Apps to the taskbar no longer working [​IMG]


    As I said in the first post, all those files listed under "Pinned" point to a bogus location. I can't delete them, modify them, or overwrite them. It would appear that something is locked.

    I've tried unpinning Excel from both Start and Taskbar and rebooting, then re-adding. This list of files won't go away, and items can't be deleted or modified. Repeat from first post, this began today after I did the Windows Update.

    ADDENDUM: I even tried something else, in desperation: I created folders/subfolders at the bogus location these pinned items pointed to, so the location was no longer bogus, then copied a few of the files referred to there. Rebooted. The files won't open (from the jump list), nor, still, can the pinned items be deleted.
     
    GHDave, Jun 9, 2022
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  4. Pinning/Unpinning Apps to the taskbar no longer working

    Can't pin or unpin apps to the taskbar!

    My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 13 7000, updated to Windows 10 Home version 1083. I am having trouble pinning and unpinning apps to my taskbar. The issue is a bit hard to explain, but I will try my best to describe it. I've also attached screenshots to help
    clarify.

    When I unpin an app, and then right-click on the black area of the taskbar, a menu pops up as if that app is pinned there. So for example, I unpinned OneNote the other day. Now if I right-click on the black empty space of a majority of the taskbar, a menu
    will pop up as if OneNote were there. The options are "OneNote, Pin to Taskbar, and Close All Windows." I don't have any OneNote windows opened. I right-clicked directly beneath that OneNote menu box.

    When I open an app that isn't pinned to the taskbar, such as Settings, it appears all the way to the right close to the notifications area. The taskbar is acting as though there are apps pinned everywhere between the Windows Store and the newly opened Settings
    page. Every time I try to pin and then unpin an app, the issue gets worse. Is there a way to reset my taskbar or fix this issue?
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    twentyonellama, Jun 9, 2022
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