Windows 10: Taskbar icons for File Explorer

Discus and support Taskbar icons for File Explorer in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I've always kept File Explorer (Windows Explorer) pinned to my taskbar, and the familiar 'folder' icon made it quick and easy to find and click. With... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Dimthewm, Dec 13, 2020.

  1. Taskbar icons for File Explorer


    I've always kept File Explorer (Windows Explorer) pinned to my taskbar, and the familiar 'folder' icon made it quick and easy to find and click. With Windows 10, this icon now changes, depending on what kind of folder I'm looking through.

    For example, if I'm looking at my 'downloads' folder, the icon becomes a blue downward arrow; if it's a document folder, the icon is a tiny piece of paper; if it's a music folder, the icon is a musical note. There are several other icons, as well. To me, this defeats the quick-access purpose of having an icon in the task bar, since the icon keeps changing.

    I'd like to have the folder as the icon for File Explorer, no matter what type of files I'm exploring. Is this doable?

    Thanks.

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    /u/Dimthewm, Dec 13, 2020
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  2. Ralph Sta Win User

    File explorer icon from taskbar dissappears while working on it

    Hi,

    To assist you with your concern, we suggest you pin the File Explorer from the Start Menu by following these steps:

    • Click the Start Menu.
    • Right-click File Explorer.
    • Choose Pin to taskbar.

    If you need further assistance, feel free to reply to this post.
     
    Ralph Sta, Dec 13, 2020
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  3. Yaqub K Win User
    System Icons on taskbar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Are you referring to the clock system icon on the taskbar?

    If so, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:


    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.

    • Type system icons.

    • Under Turn System Icons ON or OFF, turn On the Clock and check with the issue.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Dec 13, 2020
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  4. Arun B J Win User

    Taskbar icons for File Explorer

    Cannot launch File Explorer from taskbar in Windows 10

    Hi Juzzy,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • First unpin the File Explorer from the task bar.
    • Press Windows + E.
    • And right click on File Explorer in the taskbar.
    • And Pin the File Explorer to Taskbar and Check if it helps.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Arun B J, Dec 13, 2020
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