Skip to main content

How To Backup And Restore Pinned Apps

Regardless of the computing tasks you perform, be It In a busy corporate environment or simply navigating on your PC at home, you will utilize your favorite apps more often than others- probably on a daily basis. As such, pinning them to the Taskbar, allows access with a click of the mouse. But for one reason or another, what If they've been removed? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to backup and restore pinned apps on the Taskbar.

Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. I've navigated to my computer's desktop, right-clicked on a number of my favorite apps and selected Pin to taskbar. They're now readily available as per the Image below.

When I have quite a few windows maximized and actively performing certain tasks, rather than minimizing each one to access my apps or searching for them In the Start Menu, they're now at my fingertips- Irrespective of where I'm located at the time.

But what If another user on your PC has removed (unpinned) your apps from the Taskbar? Or perhaps you've had the need to perform a clean Installation of Windows, thus your operating system Is back to It's default state? It's not an Issue If there's only a couple, but If you've pinned your entire Taskbar, then the last thing you need, Is to start over again In the exact same order that you're accustomed to working with.

As a result, I will demonstrate how to backup and when you have the need, restore your pinned apps to the Taskbar. To do this, I will use a couple of  batch files- one to backup, and the other to restore. I have provided the download links to the batch files, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:

The first thing you need to do, Is backup your pinned apps. Download the file located at the end of this article, extract It's contents your computer's desktop, and double-click the Backup Pinned Apps.bat file as shown below.

Step Two:

This will Immediately backup your pinned apps to a folder named Taskbar-Pinned-Apps-Backup. Let's check out It's contents In the next step.

Step Three:

Upon viewing the folder's contents, all my apps that are currently pinned to the Taskbar, have been backed up. You can copy this folder to a USB stick for safe keeping, but do not rename It! If you do, It cannot be restored.

Step Four:

Okay, It's time to hit the restore process. For the purpose of this demonstration, I've purposely removed my pinned apps. Now simply double-click the Restore Pinned Apps.bat file.

Last Step:

As expected and as you can see, my pinned apps have been restored to the Taskbar. Perfect!

Final Thoughts:

While It may not seem like a big deal to simply pin your apps as needed, as mentioned In the beginning of this article, If your Taskbar Is maximized with your apps, you'd certainly want them back as soon as possible, and In the exact same order that you're used to working with. To backup and restore, only takes a second or two, hence It's well worthy of It's objective.

Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned batch files.

Direct Link Solidfiles:
Download Now
Direct Link Mega:
Download Now
Direct Link Mediafire:
Download Now
Direct Link 4shared:
Download Now
Direct Link Sabercathost:
Download Now


Popular posts from this blog

How To Create A Virtual Machine Using VMware

A virtual machine, often abbreviated as a VM, Is a software program containing an operating system that's Installed on the physical machine (PC), and operates In It's own Isolated environment. Every task performed In the VM, remains there, without affecting the main computer. Every user should have a virtual machine up and running, so In this tutorial, I will demonstrate a detailed guide on how to create & Install a virtual machine on your computer, namely VMware Workstation.

Check The Health Of Your Laptop's Battery

When you first purchase your laptop and fully charge the battery thereafter, It runs at It's optimal state for quite a while. However, over time, It Inevitably decreases In performance, and does not hold It's charge capacity as per It's brand new state. This Is due to wear & tear, and a few other factors. It's very Important to know the condition of your battery, so In this tutorial, I will show you how to view the current status and health of your laptop's battery.

How To Troubleshoot Your PC's Power Settings

Upon purchasing your computer with the Windows OS Installed, by default, It's power plan setting Is set to Balanced. Depending on the manufacturer, the hibernate and sleep modes are also configured to turn off at certain Intervals. You can also create a plan of your own, based on your computing usability. Power plan settings can corrupt at the best of times, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to troubleshoot your PC's power settings natively within Windows.