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  1.    18 Nov 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Antelope, CA
    Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Stupid "Quick Access" shortcut on my desktop


    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?
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  2.    18 Nov 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Antelope, CA
    Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    It randomly disappears and reappears. How do I get rid of it forever?
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  3.    18 Nov 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,184
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    I'd say undo whatever WinAero did, and see if this below may work better. If you need to, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you applied the WinAero method.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    22 Nov 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Antelope, CA
    Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Well, I can't figure out how to get it back to the way it was before. Nothing worked.
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  5.    22 Nov 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,184
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Did you have a restore point available dated before you changed it?
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  6.    22 Nov 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
    Posts : 477
    Windows 10 Pro 16299.64

    I had this issue about a year ago after I used a tweak to remove Quick Access from Windows Explorer. The "fix" for this issue was stupid simple, but I cannot remember what I did. I do remember that it involved right clicking on the Desktop, but from there I do not know what I did (maybe Refresh). I no longer use the tweak and so I have not seen this issue recently.
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  7.    22 Nov 2016 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 79
    Windows 10

    Winaero Tweaker should have a 'restore to default' or 'undo changes' or whatever it's called feature, probably in the Menu

    Did you try
    - Control Panel (Icon view)
    - Personalization
    - Change desktop icons (on the left)
    - Un-tick Computer
    - Apply
    - OK

    Good luck
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  8.    23 Nov 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Antelope, CA
    Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Nope. Didn't work. It randomly disappears and comes back.
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  9.    23 Nov 2016 #9
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,343
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit View Post
    Nope. Didn't work. It randomly disappears and comes back.
    If you disabled 'Quick Access' with Winaero Tweaker, you'll have to remove any shortcut pinned there, (1), have Explorer open with 'This PC', (2), uncheck items in (3) and clear Explorer history, (4)

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  10.    30 Nov 2016 #10
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Antelope, CA
    Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    That was the first thing I did before disabling it. The icon still keeps randomly appearing and disappearing. Nothing makes it die permanently.
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