Pin apps and folders to the desktop or taskbar

To pin apps to the taskbar

  • Press and hold (or right-click) an app, and then select More > Pin to taskbar.

  • If the app is already open on the desktop, press and hold (or right click) the app's taskbar button, and then select Pin to taskbar.

Note: To remove a pinned app from the taskbar, open the app's Jump List, and then select Unpin from taskbar.

To add shortcuts to the desktop

  1. Press and hold (or right-click) the desktop, then select New > Shortcut.

  2. Enter the location of the item or select Browse to find the item in File Explorer.


  • To delete a shortcut from your desktop, press and hold (or right-click) it, then select Delete.

  • If you delete a shortcut, only the shortcut is removed, not the original item.

  • You can't create shortcuts for Windows Store apps.

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