How to Remove the Blue "Quick access" Icon from the Desktop Solved

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       18 Jan 2018 #11

    Great news. I'm glad it could help. :)
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  2.    18 Jul 2018 #12

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Bulldog, :)

    If you like, you might see if downloading and running the .bat file below may help.

    Attachment 172769

    Contents of .bat file:

    Code:
    REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f & explorer.exe
    This worked immediately. Thanks!
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       18 Jul 2018 #13

    I'm glad it could help antindies, and welcome to Ten Forums.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #14

    antindies said: View Post
    This worked immediately. Thanks!
    .bat file seems to have broken my desktop completely, including not showing the task bar. Which means I can't get to the control panel to hit a restore point. Any suggestions?
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       4 Weeks Ago #15

    blargflargle said: View Post
    .bat file seems to have broken my desktop completely, including not showing the task bar. Which means I can't get to the control panel to hit a restore point. Any suggestions?
    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like something just interfered with the restarting of the explorer process. Restarting the computer should sort this for you.
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #16

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like something just interfered with the restarting of the explorer process. Restarting the computer should sort this for you.
    Was just coming back to report that a restart did the trick, thanks. And the Quick Access icon is indeed gone so there's that. May I just say, though, that I truly, deeply, and most heartfeltedly (is SO a word!) detest Windows 10 and wish it would die screaming in flames? Thanks, I needed to just say that.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #17

    blargflargle said: View Post
    Was just coming back to report that a restart did the trick, thanks. And the Quick Access icon is indeed gone so there's that. May I just say, though, that I truly, deeply, and most heartfeltedly (is SO a word!) detest Windows 10 and wish it would die screaming in flames? Thanks, I needed to just say that.
    You're most welcome.
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