WIndows 7 Pro cannot pin excel files to taskbar

2 of 3 computers cannot pin MS Excel files to task bar; used to work, but now does not.  1 computer still works.


Hi JohnH96,


1. Do you face a similar issue with Microsoft word or any other office application?
2. Which version of Microsoft Office is installed on your computer?


Method 1:
You may perform a system restore to an earlier point when the issue was not present.The System Restore tool uses restore points to return system files and settings to an earlier point in time. You can use it to restore the operating system to a point in time in which you did not experience the issue.

Note: When you use System restore to restore the computer to a previous state, programs and updates that you installed are removed.

To do this, there must be a System Restore point at which the logon was successful.

You may refer to the below links for assistance on performing a system restore -

Method 2:

You may also check if you face the same issue in different user account or new administrator account. You may even check if the issue persists in a new user account on your computer.

You may refer to the below links -
Create a new user account-

If you do not face the same issue in a new user account then you may refer the below link and use the steps provided to fix a corrupted user profile -


Hope this helps.

Meghmala – Microsoft Support

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Last updated May 29, 2020 Views 19,006 Applies to: