Add or Remove Pin to Quick access Context Menu in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Pin to Quick access Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove 'Pin to Quick access' on Context Menu in Windows 10
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    01 Apr 2017
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    How to Add or Remove 'Pin to Quick access' on Context Menu in Windows 10


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    Windows 10 replaced Favorites from previous Windows with Quick access. The Quick access page is the shortest route to files you've been working on and folders you often use.

    Windows 10 allows you to be able to Pin to Quick access and Unpin from Quick access locations now. These locations include local and network folders, drives, libraries, OneDrive, This PC, Recycle Bin, etc..., but files and apps cannot be pinned to Quick access.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove 'Pin to Quick access' from the context menu of all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


    EXAMPLE: 'Pin to Quick access' context menu
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add "Pin to Quick access" to Context Menu

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Pin_to_Quick_access_to_Context_Menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove "Pin to Quick access" from Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Pin_to_Quick_access_from_Context_Menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    16 Oct 2015 #1
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    Thanks so much for this. For whatever reason I wasn't able to find any Keys or Values relevant to removing 'Pin to Quick access' from context menus in Registry Editor, yet this worked. However, even after installing your file of registration entries, I am still unable to find the directories (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\pintohome and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\pintohome) that are listed if one opens the file with notepad. How come?!
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  2.    16 Oct 2015 #2
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    Hello Anton,

    The remove download will delete those registry keys, so that would be why you're not finding them.
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  3.    16 Oct 2015 #3
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    LOL! That makes sense, though I don't remember seeing them beforehand. Probably an issue with my memory
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  4.    16 Oct 2015 #4
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    LOL, no problem mate.
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  5.    16 Oct 2015 #5
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    Any idea how to remove 'Print' from image files?
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  6.    16 Oct 2015 #6
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    Sorry, but that question would be best posted in a new thread since it's not related to this tutorial.
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  7.    16 Oct 2015 #7
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    It is somewhat related to this tutorial :P But alright
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