Windows 10: Add or Remove Frequent folders from Quick access in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       21 Mar 2015 #10

    Having individual recent folders show up in quick access is a nice option to have, but I prefer the "recent places" approach of Win81, which was a single folder in favorites that you clicked that opened up to recent folders.

    Do you know how to add that? It's easy to add "Recent items," as that's just a shortcut to:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items

    But Recent Places is apparently a filtered view of "Recent items" showing just folders.
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  2.    19 Oct 2015 #11

    Isn't there a directory where the links are stored similar to Taskbar and Start Menu?
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  3. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       19 Oct 2015 #12

    Casey Stellar said: View Post
    Isn't there a directory where the links are stored similar to Taskbar and Start Menu?
    Hello Casey,

    Here's the locations for them.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...set-clear.html

    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items

    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations
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  4. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       19 Oct 2015 #13

    rseiler said: View Post
    Having individual recent folders show up in quick access is a nice option to have, but I prefer the "recent places" approach of Win81, which was a single folder in favorites that you clicked that opened up to recent folders.

    Do you know how to add that? It's easy to add "Recent items," as that's just a shortcut to:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items

    But Recent Places is apparently a filtered view of "Recent items" showing just folders.
    In addition.

    How to Create a Recent Folders Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a Recent Items Shortcut in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       19 Oct 2015 #14

    Yes, the "Recent Folders" link was what used to be so handy before Win10. Getting that, a "special" folder, to appear either in Quick Access, or anywhere else that's handy in File Explorer, is going to require another trick that I haven't found yet.
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  6.    27 Jul 2016 #15

    Brink I assume if I want to delete a folder from quick access I follow Step 4 ?
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  7. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       27 Jul 2016 #16

    JerometheGiraff said: View Post
    Brink I assume if I want to delete a folder from quick access I follow Step 4 ?
    Hey mate,

    You could unpin the folder from quick access to remove it.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  8.    27 Jul 2016 #17

    Oh right, thanks Brink
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  9. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       27 Jul 2016 #18

    You're most welcome.
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  10. Posts : 72
    W10 Home/W10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #19

    Desktop will not unpin.


    I don't want or need the Desktop folder link in my Quick Access, yet every time I unpin it from Quick Access it's back again within a day or two. Any idea why this keeps happening?
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