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    Backup and Restore Action Center Quick Actions in Windows 10

    Backup and Restore Action Center Quick Actions in Windows 10

    How to Backup and Restore Action Center Quick Actions in Windows 10
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    How to Backup and Restore Action Center Quick Actions in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The Action Center in Windows 10 has personalized quick actions at the bottom, which get you to your most-used settings and apps instantly. For example, to be able to easily toggle on/off or open items such as Airplane mode, All settings, Connect, Display, Location, Note, Quiet hours, Tablet Mode, VPN, and Wi-Fi.

    Users can choose quick actions in Settings to show at the bottom of their Action Center.

    This tutorial will show you how backup and restore the chosen quick actions in Action Center for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Backup your Chosen Quick Actions in Action Center
    • Option Two: To Restore your Chosen Quick Actions in Action Center


    EXAMPLE: Action Center Quick Actions
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    Backup and Restore Action Center Quick Actions in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Backup and Restore Action Center Quick Actions in Windows 10
    To Backup your Chosen Quick Actions in Action Center

    Note   Note
    The downloadable .bat file below will export the registry key below to a .reg file on your desktop as a backup of your quick actions.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Quick Actions\Pinned


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

    Backup_Action_Center_Quick_Actions.bat

    download

    2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock and run the .bat file.

    4. A Action_Center_quick_actions-backup.reg file will now be created on your desktop. This .reg file is your quick actions backup.






    Backup and Restore Action Center Quick Actions in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Backup and Restore Action Center Quick Actions in Windows 10
    To Restore your Chosen Quick Actions in Action Center

    1. Reset your quick actions to default.

    2. Double click/tap on the Action_Center_quick_actions-backup.reg file created from Option One above to merge it.

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

    4. Restart explorer or sign out and sign in to apply.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    30 Apr 2018 #1

    "I wonder if there is a way to turn on/off certain Quick Actions icons in the Action Center via the registry, instead of doing it manually as described above."

    It's located in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Quick Actions\Pinned. Delete and renumber those via GPO.
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