How to Pin or Unpin Locations from Quick access in Windows 10
The Quick access page is the shortest route to files you've been working on and folders you often use. These are your frequent folders and recent files.
Windows 10 introduces to be able to "Pin to Quick access" and "Unpin from Quick access" locations now. These locations include local and network folders, drives, libraries, Recycle Bin, etc..., but files and apps cannot be pinned to home. Pinned folders replace favorites in the new File Explorer.
This tutorial will show you how to "Pin to Quick access" and "Unpin from Quick access" local and network folders, drives, libraries, OneDrive, This PC, Recycle Bin, etc... locations in Windows 10.
Pinned locations will display under Frequent folders in Quick access in File Explorer.
Pinned folders replace favorites in the new File Explorer. If you choose to keep your files when upgrading to Windows 10, you'll find your old favorites pinned to Quick access.
Items you pin in Quick access will also be pinned in the jump list of File Explorer on the taskbar and Start menu.
To "Pin to Quick access" Locations
Select one or more folders, click/tap on the Home
tab, and click/tap on the Pin to Quick access
button in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)
Right click or press and hold on a location, and click/tap on Pin to Quick access
. (see screenshot below)
To "Unpin from Quick access" Locations
While in Quick access
in File Explorer, right click or press and hold on a pinned location, and click/tap on Unpin from Quick access
. (see screenshots below)
next to a location in the navigation pane under the Quick access
group indicates that it is a pinned location.
You will notice that you will not be able to unpin Desktop
from Quick access using this option. Instead, you can do this to do so.
1) Right click on the File Explorer
icon on taskbar to open it's jump list.
2) Click/tap on the unpin
button to the right of Desktop, OR
right click Desktop and click/tap on Unpin from the list.