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Restore Missing “Pin to Taskbar” Option in Windows 10/11

Summary: “Pin to Taskbar” option is missing when you right-click on a .exe file or its shortcut on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer. The issue occurs due to the Taskbar policies applied on the computer using the local group policy editor or the registry. For example, TaskbarNoPinnedList Policy is one such policy that hides the “Pin to Taskbar” context menu option.

Restore Missing “Pin to Taskbar” Option

If the Pin to Taskbar option is missing when you right-click a shortcut, executable file, or a pinned Start menu item, this is due to the TaskbarNoPinnedList Taskbar Policy applied in your system.

Here is a registry file that removes all Taskbar Policies (20+ settings, for all Windows editions, including Windows 10/11.)

If your system is not part of a domain, use the registry fix below to remove registry-based Policy settings for Taskbar and the Notification area.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;------------------------------------------------------------------
;Removes all the Taskbar Policies for PCs Not connected to a domain
;Applies to all versions of Windows, including Windows 10 and 11
;Created by Ramesh Srinivasan
;https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/
;------------------------------------------------------------------
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideClock"=-
"HideSCAVolume"=-
"HideSCANetwork"=-
"LockTaskbar"=-
"NoAutoTrayNotify"=-
"NoCloseDragDropBands"=-
"NoTaskGrouping"=-
"NoToolbarsOnTaskbar"=-
"NoTrayContextMenu"=-
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-
"TaskbarLockAll"=-
"TaskbarNoAddRemoveToolbar"=-
"TaskbarNoRedock"=-
"TaskbarNoResize"=-
"TaskbarNoNotification"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideClock"=-
"HideSCAVolume"=-
"HideSCANetwork"=-
"LockTaskbar"=-
"NoAutoTrayNotify"=-
"NoCloseDragDropBands"=-
"NoTaskGrouping"=-
"NoToolbarsOnTaskbar"=-
"NoTrayContextMenu"=-
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-
"TaskbarLockAll"=-
"TaskbarNoAddRemoveToolbar"=-
"TaskbarNoRedock"=-
"TaskbarNoResize"=-
"TaskbarNoNotification"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableNotificationCenter"=-
"EnableLegacyBalloonNotifications"=-
"NoPinningStoreToTaskbar"=-
"NoSystraySystemPromotion"=-
"NoPinningToDestinations"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableNotificationCenter"=-
"EnableLegacyBalloonNotifications"=-
"NoPinningStoreToTaskbar"=-
"NoSystraySystemPromotion"=-
"NoPinningToDestinations"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-

That clears ALL the Policy settings for Taskbar and Notification area and brings back the Pin to Taskbar right-click menu option.

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