View desktop files from taskbar


ellaryk

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In Windows 10 I had an icon on the right side of the taskbar called Desktop. When clicked, a context menu opened that listed everything on the desktop. From this menu a file could be opened or an app could be launched. I think it was an add on but don't remember where it came from.
Does this exist in Win 11?
Thanks.
 
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Welcome to the forum. If you want a list of desktop files & folders you can do it this way.
Right click in empty area of desktop>select new >select shortcut
In the target box type explorer.exe C:\Users\yourusername\Desktop Make sure your user name is exactly how it's listed in C:\users
Name it My Desktop Files. OK
Once it's created, right click on the shortcut>select properties>change icon
Pick a new icon apply OK (I'm partial to the star)
Then right click on the newly created shortcut and select pin to taskbar.
You can delete the shortcut from the desktop.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593
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    PC/Desktop
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
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    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
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    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
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    Integrated Realtek
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    Logitech wired
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    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
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    Logitech wireless
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    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
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    Firefox
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    Defender+MWB Premium
Thanks. That works. Couldn't find the star icon but the one I picked will suffice.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    None
    CPU
    i5-12400
    Motherboard
    MSI B760 Gaming Plus WiFi
    Memory
    32 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    None
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
    Hard Drives
    1 Tb M.2, 500 Gig SATA SSD, 256 Gig SATA SSD
    Case
    Thermaltake Soprano
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Anker
    Internet Speed
    00+ Mbs
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton 360 Deluxe

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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