Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10  

    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10
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    11 Apr 2020
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    How to Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10


    The Win+X Quick Link menu is a pop-up menu from the Start button that includes shortcuts of common management, configuration, and other power user Windows tools.

    The shortcuts on the Win+X Quick Link menu are broken up into 3 groups. Group1 shortcuts in the bottom section, Group2 shortcuts in the middle section, and Group3 shortcuts in the top section.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove default shortcuts on the Win+X Quick Link menu for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu
    • Option Two: Add (Restore) Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu



    EXAMPLE: Default shortcut items on Win+X Quick Link menu
    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-win-x_groups.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu


    1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2 Copy and paste the path below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

    %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX

    3 Open the Group1, Group2, and/or Group3 folder(s) containing the shortcut(s) you want to delete from your Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-win-x.jpg

    4 Delete the shortcut(s) you want inside the Group1, Group2, and/or Group3 folder(s). (see screenshots below)

    Do not delete the actual Group1, Group2, and Group3 folders.

    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-group1.jpg Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-group2.jpg
    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-group3.jpg

    5 When finished, you can close File Explorer.

    6 Restart the explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply your changes to the Win+X Quick Link menu.






    OPTION TWO

    Add (Restore) Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu


    1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the WinX.zip file.
    2 Save WinX.zip file to your desktop.

    3 Unblock the downloaded WinX.zip file.

    4 Open the downloaded WinX.zip file, and open the Group1, Group2, and/or Group3 folder(s) containing the shortcut(s) you want to add (restore) to your Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-winx_zip.jpg

    5 Open a separate File Explorer (Win+E) window.

    6 Copy and paste the path below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

    %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX

    7 Open the same Group1, Group2, and/or Group3 folder(s) as step 4 for the section of shortcut(s) you want to add (restore) to your Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-win-x.jpg

    8 Copy and paste (drag and drop) the shortcut(s) you want to restore from the ZIP folder (step 4) into its corresponding Group1, Group2, or Group3 folder from step 7. (see screenshots below)

    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-group1-zip.jpg Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-group1.jpg
    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-group2-zip.jpg Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-group2.jpg
    Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-group3-zip.jpg Add or Remove Default Items on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-group3.jpg

    9 When finished, you can close File Explorer.

    10 Restart the explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply your changes to the Win+X Quick Link menu.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 26
    win 10
       #1

    can i add other custom made shortcuts? (shorcuts to folders... programs... files..)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,519
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

    realista87 said:
    can i add other custom made shortcuts? (shorcuts to folders... programs... files..)
    Hello realista87,

    You can use the method in the tutorial below to add custom shortcuts to any of the 3 groups in the Win+X Quick Link menu.

    Add Custom Shortcuts to Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  3. amymor's Avatar
    Posts : 24
    10 20h2.630
       #3

    hey @Brink
    is there a way to remove "shut down or sing out" completely from win+x menu only?
    thanks
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,519
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #4

    amymor said:
    hey @Brink
    is there a way to remove "shut down or sing out" completely from win+x menu only?
    thanks
    Hello,

    Technically, that would be consider the "power menu" in the Win+X menu instead.

    You could use an option in the tutorials below that best fits your needs to remove Shut down and Sign out, but it will do so from all power menus and for all users.

    Add or Remove Sign out Option in Windows 10

    AND

    Disable Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate in Windows 10

    OR

    Allow or Prevent Users and Groups to Shut down System in Windows 10
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  5. amymor's Avatar
    Posts : 24
    10 20h2.630
       #5

    Brink said:
    Hello,

    Technically, that would be consider the "power menu" in the Win+X menu instead.

    You could use an option in the tutorials below that best fits your needs to remove Shut down and Sign out, but it will do so from all power menus and for all users.

    Add or Remove Sign out Option in Windows 10

    AND

    Disable Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate in Windows 10

    OR

    Allow or Prevent Users and Groups to Shut down System in Windows 10
    thank you
    is it possible to add custom icon for win+x items?(there is no icon in win+x menu and i wanna add some icons for my own shortcuts)
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,519
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    amymor said:
    thank you
    is it possible to add custom icon for win+x items?(there is no icon in win+x menu and i wanna add some icons for my own shortcuts)

    I haven't seen a way to add icons to items in the Win+X menu.

    If you like, items in the Start menu All Apps list will have icons on its items.
    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10
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