File Explorer Quick Access Icons ?

  1. Posts : 114
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1

    File Explorer Quick Access Icons ?

    I did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro vers 1909 on a new build. This is my first experience with Win10.

    I'm not sure what icons are supposed to be in Quick Access. But I have 3 yellow folders that correspond to drivers that I installed, in addition to 5 icons which appear to be normal according to several images I've seen while Googling.

    Is it normal for drivers to add icon folders to Quick Access? Two are empty & one lists several graphics files. My thought is to just delete these. But since the "Onboard VGA Driver" folder icon contains files maybe it should be moved to a program folder.

    I've never experienced anything like this when installing Win7 on PCs, IOW driver folders showing up in the Libraries.

    The ASRock mobo drivers came on a disc & I copied them to a USB stick, using another PC, in order to install on the new PC. Could installing from a USB stick have caused this for some reason?

    Should it be safe to delete these rogue entries?
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  2. Posts : 35,621
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, Quick Access in file explorer can include both favourites and recent items. There are tutorials: I strongly recommend you glance through the huge categorised tutorial list (see Tutorials at the top). You can remove items safely. Quick Access is just meant to be a convenience.

    Add or Remove Frequent folders from Quick access in Windows 10
    Add or Remove Recent Files from Quick Access in Windows 10
    Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10
    Add or Remove Favorites from Quick Access in Windows 10

    from a linear searchable list you may like to bookmark:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index

    I can only assume references to drivers appear because these were frequently accessed.
      My Computers


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