Adding Folders to Windows 7 Taskbar

Windows 7’s taskbar lets you pin any program to the taskbar for easy access, but it treats folders like 2nd class items. Create a fake “program” to pin individual folder shortcuts to your taskbar. Trying to pin a specific folder to your taskbar results in it being pinned instead to the Windows Explorer folder icon as an item you can access from a right-click. Not that jump lists can’t help, but that’s just not as convenient as just opening right away.