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    Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10

    Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10

    How to Pin or Unpin Locations from Quick access in Windows 10
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    How to Pin or Unpin Locations from Quick access in Windows 10


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    The Quick access page is the shortest route to files you've been working on and folders you often use. These are your frequent folders and recent files.

    Windows 10 introduces to be able to "Pin to Quick access" and "Unpin from Quick access" locations now. These locations include local and network folders, drives, libraries, Recycle Bin, etc..., but files and apps cannot be pinned to home. Pinned folders replace favorites in the new File Explorer.

    This tutorial will show you how to "Pin to Quick access" and "Unpin from Quick access" local and network folders, drives, libraries, OneDrive, This PC, Recycle Bin, etc... locations in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    Pinned locations will display under Frequent folders in Quick access in File Explorer.

    Pinned folders replace favorites in the new File Explorer. If you choose to keep your files when upgrading to Windows 10, you'll find your old favorites pinned to Quick access.

    Items you pin or unpin for Quick access will also be pinned or unpinned in the jump list of File Explorer on the taskbar and Start menu.

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    Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10
    To "Pin to Quick access" Locations

    1. Select one or more folders, click/tap on the Home tab, and click/tap on the Pin to Quick access button in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)
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    2. Right click or press and hold on a location, and click/tap on Pin to Quick access. (see screenshot below)

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    Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10
    To "Unpin from Quick access" Locations

    1. While in Quick access in File Explorer, right click or press and hold on a pinned location, and click/tap on Unpin from Quick access. (see screenshots below)

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    You will notice that you will not be able to unpin Desktop from Quick access using this option. Instead, you can do this to do so.

    1) Right click on the File Explorer icon on taskbar to open it's jump list.

    2) Click/tap on the unpin button to the right of Desktop, OR right click Desktop and click/tap on Unpin from the list.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    12 Nov 2014 #1
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    Thanks Brink.
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  2.    28 Feb 2015 #2

    Anyone know a fix for folders that refuse to be added to Quick Access (I have some folders on my Popcorn hour that's connected over the network I want to add) and how to remove a folder that refuses to be unpinned no matter how many times I right click it and choose unpin?
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  3.    28 Feb 2015 #3
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    Hello Placebo, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    What folder are you trying to unpin?

    You might see if you are able to for both after clearing and resetting frequent places and recent items.

    Recent Items and Frequent Places - Reset and Clear - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    28 Feb 2015 #4

    Thanks you for the welcome! Found the Eight Forums eternally useful and glad to see there's a ten version as well!

    The folders I'm trying to pin/unpin are network folders which are on my Popcorn Hour, I used to have three different folders that I'd added to favourites:

    Football
    Paul TV Shows
    TV Shows

    Would make it very easy to drag files from my PC where they'd been downloaded over to the Popcorn Hour ready to watch in the bedroom.

    If fixed the issue with the folder I couldn't unpin, was a random TV Show subfolder I'm sure I never asked to pin! I re-ticked "show frequently used folders in quick access" and then "clear file explorer history" and then I tried unpin again on the folder and it finally went!

    Unfortunately it's only letting me add one folder from my Popcorn Hour, I've tried mapping network drives to each folder and pinning that way but again it won't let me, just does nothing when I right click and choose "Pin".
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  5.    06 Oct 2015 #5
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    Where is quick access locations stored? I would like to script such that I can add a quick access path from command line without any clicking
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  6.    15 Dec 2015 #6

    I had the brilliant idea of using the locate tab in file properties to move my music to a folder on my NAS box rather than keep it on my PC. This has been successful but I can't unpin the old music location from quick access.
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  7.    15 Dec 2015 #7
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    Hey Nick,

    If you like, you might play with changing the storage save location for the "Music" folder to your NAS (if available there) to see if that may work better. That way the "Music" folder in Quick Access will open and save to the NAS.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  8.    15 Dec 2015 #8

    Yea I did look at the save location but it didn't pick up the NAS as a save point. Maybe because I chose my personal area instead of the putting the music in the public folder on the NAS?
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  9.    15 Dec 2015 #9
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    Could be. You might setup a test folder in the public area to see if you like.
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