One of the great features of Windows 7 is the Superbar. It lets you pin programs to the taskbar, similar to pinning programs to the start menu in earlier version of Windows.

If you want to have a clean desktop, you might want to pin Computer, Recycle Bin and other icons to the Taskbar. But pinning Computer and other icons to the taskbar is not possible by default.

Generally, Windows 7 displays Pin to Taskbar option when you right-click on a program, but you can’t see that option for Computer and other icons and if you drag and drop the shortcut of Computer and other icons then the Libraries shortcut appears instead of the default one.

In order to pin Computer & other shortcuts to Windows 7 taskbar, just follow the tutorial:-

1. Right-click on the Desktop and select New>Shortcut.

2. Type your shortcut’s path as follows:

Computer - %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:MyComputerFolder

Recycle Bin - %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:RecycleBinFolder

Documents - %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:MyDocumentsFolder

Control Panel - %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:ControlPanelFolder

Pictures - %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:PicturesFolder

Music - %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:MusicFolder

3. Click on Next and type the name of the shortcut.

4. Click on Finish.

The new shortcut will appear on the Desktop and then you can easily pin it to the taskbar. If you want you can also change the icons of the shortcuts.