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How to pin apps or folders to the taskbar in Windows 11

Here is the easiest way to pin a taskbar in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has plenty of new features compared to its predecessor, with its updated Start Menu and faster and more accurate searches to make navigating your laptop or PC even easier.

If you’re in need of streamlining your PC experience further, you can pin apps and folders to the taskbar in Windows 11 in just a few simple steps, allowing you to access your most used applications in seconds.

Read to find out how you can pin apps to the taskbar in Windows 11 without any fuss.

What you’ll need: 

The Short Version 

  • Click on the Windows icon
  • Click All apps
  • Find the app you want to pin
  • Right-click on it
  • Press More
  • Click Pin to taskbar
  1. Step
    1

    Click on the Windows icon

    Click on the blue Windows icon on the left side of the taskbar to start the process.windows 11 homescreen and taskbar

  2. Step
    2

    Click All apps

    Click on the button called All apps to bring up a list of all your downloaded apps. Click on More Apps to continue

  3. Step
    3

    Find the app you want to pin

    Scroll down or search for the app you want to pin. Scroll down the app list and pick one

  4. Step
    4

    Right-click on it

    Once you have found the app you want to pin, right-click on it. Select an app to pin

  5. Step
    5

    Press More

    From the drop-down menu that appears, press the More button. Right click and press more

  6. Step
    6

    Click Pin to taskbar

    Click on the option called Pin to taskbar. The app will now appear in your taskbar at the bottom of the screen. Click Pin to taskbar to continue

Troubleshooting

Can I remove apps from the taskbar in Windows 11?

Yes, you can add or remove apps and folders from the taskbar in Windows 11 very easily. Simply right-click on the app in the taskbar and select ‘Unpin from taskbar’ to have it removed from the taskbar.

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