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How to Add or Remove Quick Access Toolbar Items in Windows 10 File Explorer

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The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) is a small, customizable toolbar that exposes a set of Commands that are specified by the application or selected by the user.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove command items from the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) in File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Add Command Items to Quick Access Toolbar in File Explorer
  • Option Two: To Remove Command Items from Quick Access Toolbar in File Explorer


EXAMPLE: Quick Access Toolbar in File Explorer
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Add or Remove Quick Access Toolbar Items in Windows 10 File Explorer OPTION ONE Add or Remove Quick Access Toolbar Items in Windows 10 File Explorer
To Add Command Items to Quick Access Toolbar in File Explorer

1. While in File Explorer, do step 2, step 3, step 4, or step 5 below for how you would like to add commands to QAT.

2. Right click or press and hold on a button (ex: Open Settings) in the Ribbon you want to add to QAT, and click/tap on Add to Quick Access Toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu arrow, and check the commands you want to add. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on File, click/tap on the Open command prompt menu arrow, right click or press and hold on either Open command prompt or Open command prompt as administrator for what you want to add, and click/tap on Add to Quick Access Toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on File, click/tap on the Open Windows PowerShell menu arrow, right click or press and hold on either Open Windows PowerShell or Open Windows PowerShell as administrator for what you want to add, and click/tap on Add to Quick Access Toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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Add or Remove Quick Access Toolbar Items in Windows 10 File Explorer OPTION TWO Add or Remove Quick Access Toolbar Items in Windows 10 File Explorer
To Remove Command Items from Quick Access Toolbar in File Explorer

1. While in File Explorer, do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to remove commands from QAT.

2. Right click or press and hold on a command on the Quick Access Toolbar, and click/tap on Remove from Quick Access Toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu arrow, and uncheck the commands you want to remove. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn