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Published on 05.25.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Pinning Items in Jump Lists

Learn how to not allow pinning items in Jump Lists in Windows 7.

If you enable this setting, users cannot pin files, folders, websites, or other items to their Jump Lists in the Start Menu and Taskbar. Users also cannot unpin existing items pinned to their Jump Lists. Existing items already pinned to their Jump Lists will continue to show.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, users can pin files, folders, websites, and other items to a program’s Jump List so that the items is always present in this menu.

Don’t Allow Pinning Items in Jump Lists

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Start Menu and Taskbar in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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