Pin this program to taskbar option missing

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In windows 7 you can pin your favorite programs to the taskbar for quick access. But some programs are missing the “Pin this program to the taskbar” option in the context menu when you right-click the icon in the taskbar.

There are two reason I found out about that could cause this behavior:

  1. Programs that are located on a remote location, for instance programs on a server share, cannot be pinned. Programs stored locally can be pinned.
  2. Some words in the name of a program may prevent pinning. These words can be found in a registry key at:


In a default environment the key contains:

  • Documentation
  • Help
  • Install
  • More Info
  • Readme
  • Read me
  • Read First
  • Setup
  • Support
  • What’s New
  • Remove

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