How to Pin or Unpin Folder Locations for Quick access in Windows 10  

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       #30

    Brink said:
    Next, see if clearing File Explorer history may allow you to afterwards.
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    If not, then did you move the folders from their original "C:\Users\<username>" locations?
    That did not work.

    These 2 folders are on my D: drive, don't think they were ever in '\Users\'
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  2. Posts : 61,922
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       #31

    As a test, you could try moving them back to C: using Option 2 below, and see if you may be able to unpin them afterwards.

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  3. Posts : 872
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       #32

    This is starting to get complicated, way above my pay grade.

    I think a better solution would be to just remove those folders from the This PC navigation, could you point me to that tutorial?
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       #33

    Removing them from "This PC" won't remove them from Quick Access.

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  5. Posts : 872
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       #34

    Thanks!

    I know it won't remove them from Quick access, the whole reason for this is I want to reduce the length of the left navigation pane, having Documents and Pictures listed twice is kinda redundant.

    I choose All since Desktop and Downloads are in quick access, should have thought of this first, would have saved a lot of time, thanks again for your help!
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  6. Posts : 61,922
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       #35

    I'm glad it could help. :)
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  7. Posts : 4
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       #36

    Is there a way to add/remove quick access pinned folder locations from powershell or the registry?
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  8. Posts : 61,922
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       #37

    Woznet said:
    Is there a way to add/remove quick access pinned folder locations from powershell or the registry?

    Hello Woznet,

    You can use the .bat file to delete the folders below and restart the explorer process to remove all pinned Quick Access locations other than the defaults.

    Reset and Clear Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10

    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items

    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations
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  9. Posts : 153
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       #38

    Nice article mate 👍
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