woter324 said: View Post
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,

Hey, So here comes my first post (or reply) to this forum.
I had the same issue that whenever I restart my PC, the Edge icon and Store icon where reappearing to the taskbar even if they were unpinned each time I login.
The shortcuts for them were not present at %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar folder.

In search of the answer, I came across Tenforums and registered myself. After going back and forth to few threads I landed to the registry location Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
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It seemed that the taskbar and tile layout was overwritten by the xml file mentioned in StartLayoutFile registry.

So I opened the XML from the location

It contained following section:
<CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection PinListPlacement="Replace">
<taskbar:UWA AppUserModelID="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge" />
<taskbar: DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools\File Explorer.lnk" />
<taskbar:UWA AppUserModelID="Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App" />

I deleted entries regarding Microsft Edge and Microsoft Windows Store, and finally got rid off from the automatically reappearing taskbar icon issue.

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