How to Pin a Drive or Folder to the Windows 10 Taskbar
You can pin a drive or a folder to the Windows 10 taskbar and it’s really easy.
First, let’s pin a drive to the taskbar.
1.) Right-click on the drive you want to Pin to the taskbar and click “Create shortcut”. You’ll get a message that says “Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead? Yes/No” Click “Yes”.
2.) Go to your desktop and find the shortcut that you just created and right-click on it. In the dialog that opens, click “Properties”. In the “Properties” dialog, in the box next to “Target” type the word “EXPLORER” before the drive letter – make sure you leave a space after “EXPLORER”. (EXPLORER doesn’t have to be capitalized – the case does not matter.) Click “Apply/OK”. See the screenshot below.
4.) Go back to your desktop and you’ll see that your drive shortcut icon has changed to a folder icon. Right-click on the icon, and while holding down the right mouse button, drag the shortcut to your taskbar and release your right mouse button. You’ll have a taskbar shortcut to your drive.
Let’s pin a folder to the taskbar
Pinning a folder to the taskbar is almost the same as pinning a drive.
1.) Right-click on the folder for which you want to create a shortcut and choose “Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).
2.) Go to the desktop and find the shortcut you just created. Right-click on it and choose “Properties” In the Properties dialog, in the “Target” field, type EXPLORER before the folder location as shown in the screenshot above – make sure you leave a space after EXPLORER. Click Apply/OK.
3. As you did with the drive shortcut, right-click on the folder shortcut on your desktop, and while holding down the right mouse button drag the shortcut to your taskbar and release the right mouse button.
Now I have a shortcut on my taskbar for my “E” drive.
And a shortcut on my taskbar for my “PDF” folder.
And that’s all there is to pinning a drive or a folder shortcut to your taskbar.