Windows 10: Magic folders in Quick Access. Solved

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  1.    31 Dec 2017 #1

    Magic folders in Quick Access.


    This is getting aggravating. In the 2 screenshots below, before & after you will see in the before image I pinned music and video folders to quick access, and arranged alphabetically from documents on down. But every dang time I reboot, or spend more than 30 minutes logged in, my music and video folders are unpinned and replaced with one drive. Beats me, but why does one drive pin itself to quick access?.. Also, why are my music and video folders removed?

    Henry

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  2.    31 Dec 2017 #2

    One Drive is not pinned to Quick Access, it's a separate folder.

    Music and Videos is also not pinned.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       31 Dec 2017 #3

    I think you have posted two identical screenshots. Neither of them show Music or Video pinned to Quick access. Right-click on them and select 'Pin to Quick access', then see if it 'sticks' this time.
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  4.    31 Dec 2017 #4

    OK you got me, so they are not pinned, but whatever they are they were there and now there not. And if one drive is not pinned, fine, the issue is more about why is it there, and why when I right click on music and videos folder there is an option to pin to quick access. Anyway I can live without music and videos, but not with one drive in 2 places on the left pane. This is not acceptable when Microsoft is pushing out upgrades every 6 ,months or so and they can't or won't utilize quality control. The way I see it, the other halve of my HDD runs Ubuntu 16.04. Been dual booting with Ubuntu sine 10.10. Never saw folders, or files move around like they were people moving place to place, and most version of Linux are free. I know all about the differences between Windows, Mac, and Linux, but still Windows runs on business machines and such. I would have doubts about a system running my business if it was doing things like that without user input. Guess I am spoiled, I used Windows 7 until I retired, so I don't really care to be honest with you. Besides when Windows 10 acts funny, I just reboot and relax with "Buntu". "Best of Both Worlds

    Henry
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  5.    31 Dec 2017 #5

    Close but no cigar, I though the same thing, but I right clicked on them and the option was to pin not unpin. Oh well what to do. Time for my smoking jacket and pipe.

    Henry
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       31 Dec 2017 #6

    Hewjr100 said: View Post
    ... I right clicked on them and the option was to pin not unpin. Oh well what to do....
    Unpinned items in Quick access are 'fair game' and will chop and change as you access new folders. That's what quick access does, shows you your recently accessed folders - as your habits and haunts change, so does Quick access. You have to pin them to Quick access if you want them to stay put.
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  7.    31 Dec 2017 #7

    Gonna be offline for about 30 minutes, will check back then.

    "Peace and Love"

    Congrats to Sir Richard Starkey and Sir Barry Gibbs. Had to say it somewhere, I don't do Facey and Tweety.

    Henry
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  8.    31 Dec 2017 #8

    Bree all I do is keep repining them but anyway, what about One Drive? I am not using it and it just appears.
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  9.    31 Dec 2017 #9

    Remove OneDrive from File Explorer and see how it goes How to Remove OneDrive from File Explorer in Windows 10
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  10.    31 Dec 2017 #10

    Spunk, I can go one better than that, removed one drive completely, and going back to Google Drive. One drive is only 5 GB but lucky for me I have 17 GB on Google Drive, don't know how, I did have 15 GB a couple of years ago...I guess 2 years = 2 GB more who knows.

    This is my Google Drive, screenshot from Ubuntu. Needed a break from Windows...to much broken glass

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