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How to Pin to Taskbar and Unpin from Taskbar in Windows 10

This tutorial will show you how to Pin and Unpin modern and desktop apps in Taskbar for your account in Windows 10.

How to Pin or Unpin Apps to Taskbar from Start Menu or All apps

Pin the program or app that you use most often to the Taskbar. Here's how:

Open Start Menu, right-click on any app and click on More, then select Pin to Taskbar to add it.

Pin Apps to Taskbar from Start Menu

If the app is currently pinned to your taskbar, then click More, and click on Unpin from taskbar to remove it.

Unpin from taskbar 

How to Pin to Taskbar from File Explorer or Desktop

Method 1: Drag an App(.exe file) to Taskbar

In the File Explorer or Desktop, you can also drag an app or shortcut of an app(Settings app)that you want to pin to the taskbar until you see Pin to Taskbar, and release to add.

Drag an App(.exe file) to Taskbar

Method 2: Pin to Taskbar

Open File or Folder Location in File Explorer, right click on an item (.exe file), and click on Pin to Taskbar.

Pin to Taskbar

How to Pin to taskbar from File Explorer ribbon

When you are in File Explorer, select an app (ex: Settings) or shortcut of an app that you want to pin. Click on the Application Tools Manage tab. Click on the Pin to taskbar button in the ribbon.

Pin to taskbar from File Explorer ribbon

Apps you pin to your taskbar are stored and referenced in a folder: %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Apps pinned to taskbar are stored in a folder

How to Unpin from Taskbar in Windows 10

Unpin apps you don't use often or no longer want to see on the Taskbar. Here's how:

Step 1: Go to taskbar, then press and hold (or right-click) the app you want to unpin.

Step 2: Select Unpin from taskbar.

Unpin from taskbar

Use the same methods as above, but this time, select Pin to Taskbar and Unpin from Taskbar, you can pin apps, files or folders to Start Menu in Windows 10.