How to pin a drive to the Taskbar

pin a drive to the Taskbar.For ease of access you can pin a folder or a drive to the Taskbar. This is useful if you use a drive (local or network) frequently. It can also be useful on a public device where you expect multiple people to access a drive without your guidance to search for it. In such a case, the pinned drive can be labelled appropriately so that users intuitively understand where to click. 

1) Right-click on the desktop to open the context menu.

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2) Select New to create a new shortcut.

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3) Select Shortcut to create a shortcut for the drive. 

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4) In the location field, type the drive letter.

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5) Click Next to complete the process. 

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6) Right-click the shortcut created on the desktop. 

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7) In the menu, click Properties.

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8) In the Properties dialogue box, under the Shortcut tab, type explorer before the drive letter

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9) Click Apply to accept the change. 

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10) Click OK to close the window.

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11) Right-click on the edited shortcut icon

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12) In the menu that opens, select Pin to Taskbar.

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