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    Reset File Explorer Quick Access Toolbar to Default in Windows 10

    Reset File Explorer Quick Access Toolbar to Default in Windows 10

    How to Reset Quick Access Toolbar to Default in Windows 10 File Explorer
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    22 Mar 2017
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    How to Reset Quick Access Toolbar to Default 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.

    Sometimes you may wish to quickly reset QAT in File Explorer back to default. Resetting QAT will remove any command items you added to only have the default items again, and restore QAT to show above the Ribbon.

    This tutorial will show you how to reset the Quick Access Toolbar in File Explorer to default for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    The Quick Access Toolbar settings are saved to the QatItems binary value in the registry key below. The downloadable .reg file below deletes this QatItems binary value to reset QAT to default.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ribbon


    EXAMPLE: Default Quick Access Toolbar in File Explorer
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    Here's How:

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Reset_Quick_Access_Toolbar_in_File_Explorer.reg

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    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    5. If File Explorer is currently open, then you can either navigate to another folder or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

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



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    22 Jan 2018 #1

    I think this may have affected my system with undesirable results. I'm having popup tooltip problems in AutoCAD where the tooltips close too quickly and some forums say that a registry edit could have caused it.

    Do you know how to undo your downloaded registry edit here? Or is it not reversible or do I now understand the edit enough here?
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       22 Jan 2018 #2

    Hello Eric, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    This would only reset the Quick Access Toolbar back to default, so it wouldn't affect anything else.

    If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you noticed the issue with AutoCAD to hopefully fix it.
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