Can't unpin excel jump list file from the start menu

  1.    22 Apr 2018 #1

    Can't unpin excel jump list file from the start menu


    I got excel pin to my start menu
    and also some jump list files

    e.g.

    ABC.xls

    But when I tried to unpin it, it will not unpin.

    I have also tried to delete the file and then click on that file in the jumplist so it prompts me to delete the short cut
    but that does not work either.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2018 #2

    The same jumplist shows wherever you right-click on Excel (or any other app that has a jumplist) be that on a tile in Start, pinned to the taskbar or in Start's 'all apps' list.

    Right-click on any file name in the jumplist (like your ABC.xls) and you should see options to 'Pin to this list' and 'Remove from this list'. If the file is pinned to the list, you have to unpin it first before you can remove it from the list.

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    Pin or Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Windows 10

    If that isn't working for you, then it sounds like you'll need to reset the recent items that jumplists show. This will reset ALL jumplists, not just the Excel one, so only reset it if nothing else works.

    Reset and Clear Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10
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  3.    25 Apr 2018 #3

    Thanks.

    Solution 1, I already tried (prior to making this thread) to unpin and it didn't work.

    Solution 2, I used the batch file to clear the recent items and it works.
    It got rid of the trouble jumplist file.

    The biggest downside is all my pin items / quick access / jumplists are gone.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       25 Apr 2018 #4

    Jumplists can sometimes get corrupted, the only practical solution is to delete them, I'm afraid

    All Jumplists are held in...
    C:\Users\<user-name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
    ...and in theory you just need to delete the corrupt one(s), but it's an almost impossible task to identify which one that is, they all have cryptic names like: 5f7b5f1e01b83767.automaticDestinations-ms

    Best to clear them all in case more than one is corrupt.
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  5.    25 Apr 2018 #5

    Bree said: View Post
    Jumplists can sometimes get corrupted, the only practical solution is to delete them, I'm afraid

    All Jumplists are held in...
    C:\Users\<user-name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
    ...and in theory you just need to delete the corrupt one(s), but it's an almost impossible task to identify which one that is, they all have cryptic names like: 5f7b5f1e01b83767.automaticDestinations-ms

    Best to clear them all in case more than one is corrupt.
    Yeah if I look into this folder I can see the cryptic names.

    How does that differ to the folder one level above ie. C:\Users\[redacted]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent?
    In this folder I can clearly see all the files and folder's names

    The AutomaticDestinations folder is hidden if we browse the Recent Items folder
    Is there any other hidden folders in there?

    Yeah the price to pay to get rid of that one corrupt jumplist is quite high.

    I now need to repin all my fav folders, quick access and files which is time consuming.
    Not sure if it is worth the price to do it again.

    Microsoft needs to fix this bug.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       25 Apr 2018 #6

    madmax2 said: View Post
    How does that differ to the folder one level above ie. C:\Users\[redacted]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent?
    In this folder I can clearly see all the files and folder's names...
    There's nothing there that links those shortcuts to the jumplist for the app that opens them, that the job of the files in the AutomaticDestinations folder.
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  7.    25 Apr 2018 #7

    Bree said: View Post
    There's nothing there that links those shortcuts to the jumplist for the app that opens them, that the job of the files in the AutomaticDestinations folder.
    So what is the purpose of the recent items folder?
    Where are those shortcut files, folders used?
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