In windows 7 if you don’t like using jumplists, you can pin folders as an actual item to taskbar.Below is a simple guide to pin a folder to taskbar in windows 7.
1.Pin any item to taskbar as a fake,there we pin WMP(Windows Media Player) to tarbar as an example
2.Hold the shift key then right click the icon we pinned to the taskbar earlier, then choose Properties.
3.Go to the Shortcut tab,input the folder name which you want to pin to taskbar in the Target field and clean the Start in field,then click OK.Now you can click this icon in the taskbar to access your folder(Here we use folder D:\Windows7 as an example)
4.Go to the General tab the change the Title of this folder
5.Change the icon for this shortcut by click the Change Icon… button. You can navigate to the following directory and choose an icon you like:
Also you can use the Icon you get from internet or other ways.