Pin a document to my pinned app in the taskbar


under Windows 10 I could drag & drop any file (e.g. docx or xlsx) to the Word/Excel icon, which is pinned on my taskbar. When righ-clicking on the Excel icon, I could see my pinned Excel files. Same with Word: I saw all my pinned documents. Windows 11 doesn't let me drag & drop files to the pinned Microsoft App in the taskbar anymore. Please note, it is not about pinning the Excel app to my taskbar or pinning a document as an app to the taskbar: it is about pinning a DOCUMENT to the pinned Mircosoft app. Thanks for helping me.



You can't drag a document to an app on the Taskbar but you can still Pin documents.

Say I want to pin what3words.pptx to the PowerPoint app on the task bar.

1. Open the file then close it so that it appears in the Recent list

2. Right click on the PowerPoint icon on the Taskbar, hover over the file you want pinned then click on the Pin to this list icon

It will then be pinned

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Last updated May 12, 2022 Views 1,245 Applies to: