Windows 10: Reset and Clear Taskbar Pinned Apps in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       18 Apr 2016 #10

    woter324 said: View Post
    Hi,
    This seems to only affect icons that I put there. I am trying to get rid of the MS Edge and Store icons.
    These icons don't exist in $env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\ and deleting the registry key has no affect as after a reboot they return.

    Does anyone know where these icons are coming from and how to stop them?

    Thanks

    W.

    Edit:
    I've found how to remove the store icon:
    HKCU:Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\ShowWindowsStoreAppsOnTaskbar

    DWORD 00000001 = enabled
    DWORD 00000002 = disabled


    Hello woter, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You should be able to just right click on the icon on the taskbar to "Unpin from taskbar".

    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar" Apps in Windows 10
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    18 Apr 2016 #11

    Hi Brink,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Is this based on your findings? I ask as I can unpin, but on a reboot they come back. (At least the Edge icon still does).

    No mandatory profiles or anything like that.

    I'm thinking MS have done something to try and force it to remain. There're a few Google hits on modifying it during OSD, i.e. burning the unpinned settings into the default user hive.

    Thanks again,

    W.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       18 Apr 2016 #12

    So far I've been able to unpin Edge and Store and not have them automatically restored.

    I'm not sure why it would be restored for you.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       18 Apr 2016 #13

    Woter,

    You might also see if this below may be related to your issue with the Store app.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...ws-8-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    15 Apr 2017 #14

    I have run the regedit but all my pinned items are still there.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       15 Apr 2017 #15

    Hello woldsweather,

    Did you notice explorer restarting when you ran the .bat file?

    If you like, manually delete the items in the blue note box at the top of the tutorial, and restart the explorer process (or restart computer) to manually clear pinned apps on the taskbar.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    15 Apr 2017 #16

    I didn't notice explorer restaring bu then I am never sure what explorer is when they say open explorer? I have navigated
    to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband
    but don't see any entries that look like task bar items.

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello woldsweather,

    Did you notice explorer restarting when you ran the .bat file?

    If you like, manually delete the items in the blue note box at the top of the tutorial, and restart the explorer process (or restart computer) to manually clear pinned apps on the taskbar.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       15 Apr 2017 #17

    The tutorial is the first post on the first page of this thread.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    15 Apr 2017 #18

    An example I have a firefox icon pinned to the taskbar that doesn't work. I navigate to start items - firefox, then only option is to pin to taskbar. I now have one working icon and one not working that I would like to remove.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       15 Apr 2017 #19

    Deleting both the two items below and restarting the computer afterwards should clear pinned apps on your taskbar. These are the two items the .bat file should have deleted for you, but for some reason didn't.

    Delete this key in the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

    Delete this folder:
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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