PowerShell – Pin to Taskbar on Windows 10

Some functions were removed a while back, now this has to be done in a different way…

$Target = "$env:USERPROFILE\.launchpad\links\LaunchPad\LaunchPad.lnk"
$KeyPath1 = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Classes"
$KeyPath2 = "*"
$KeyPath3 = "shell"
$KeyPath4 = "{:}"
$ValueName = "ExplorerCommandHandler"
$ValueData = (Get-ItemProperty ("HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.taskbarpin")).ExplorerCommandHandler

$Key2 = (Get-Item $KeyPath1).OpenSubKey($KeyPath2, $true)
$Key3 = $Key2.CreateSubKey($KeyPath3, $true)
$Key4 = $Key3.CreateSubKey($KeyPath4, $true)
$Key4.SetValue($ValueName, $ValueData)

$Shell = New-Object -ComObject "Shell.Application"
$Folder = $Shell.Namespace((Get-Item $Target).DirectoryName)
$Item = $Folder.ParseName((Get-Item $Target).Name)
$Item.InvokeVerb("{:}")

$Key3.DeleteSubKey($KeyPath4)
if ($Key3.SubKeyCount -eq 0 -and $Key3.ValueCount -eq 0) {
    $Key2.DeleteSubKey($KeyPath3)
}

 

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