Pinning items to the Taskbar in Windows 7 makes navigation much easier. Unfortunately you can’t pin just anything. You can’t pin a hard drive by default. There’s a work around for it though, that’s easy. Here’s How
First, right click an empty area on your desktop and select New >> Text File.
Now name that text file to something memorable .exe.
Here I naming my external drive that I use for Plex Media Center which has a lot of videos, songs and pictures to MediaDrive.exe. It’s important to change the file extension from .txt to .exe.
Click Yes to the dialog that asks if you’re sure you want to rename the file extension.
Now, pin the file you just created to the Taskbar.
Now that the file is pinned to the Taskbar, right click on it, then right click its name from the menu and select Properties.
The Drive Properties screen comes up. Select the Shortcut tab, and enter in the Target and Start in Fields for the drive you selected.
For example, the drive I am using I named (Z:) which I entered in the Target field. If you’re using a drive that shows up in Computer, in the Start In field type: %users%\drive:\ – where Drive is the letter of the drive you want to open.
While you’re in the Properties windows, you might as well click Change Icon too. Then select an icon you want to use. Here I selected a hard drive icon.
Click OK in both screens, then you’ll see your new drive icon on the Taskbar.