Windows 10: Stupid "Quick Access" shortcut on my desktop Solved

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       30 Nov 2016 #11

    As a test, does the shortcut go away if you refresh (F5) the desktop when it appears?
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  2.    24 May 2017 #12


    GuyInDogSuit said: View Post
    I disabled Quick Access via WinAero and now there's a stupid "shortcut" to it I can't delete on my desktop. How do I get rid of it?
    Right click on Desktop and Refresh or press F5.
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  3.    22 Jun 2017 #13

    Artem93 said: View Post
    Right click on Desktop and Refresh or press F5.
    Nope, it's still there. It randomly disappears then comes back again.
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  4. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       22 Jun 2017 #14

    Run CMD as copy/paste:
    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
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  5.    23 Jun 2017 #15

    I don't have the "stupid Quick Access shortcut on my desktop" ... because I still have Quick Access turned on.
    Thanks for the information on how to turn it off.
    BTW, when I turned it off, I did get the "stupid Quick Access shortcut". Strange that it appeared intermittently, as already described.
    But the second fix, above, eliminated that.

    So, thanks for this.
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  6.    02 Jul 2017 #16

    Looks like it worked for me, too.
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