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    Quick access in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    Quick access in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Quick access in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10
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    How to Add or Remove Quick access in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Windows 10 replaced Favorites from previous Windows with Quick access. The Quick access page is the shortest route to files you've been working on and folders you often use. These are your frequent folders and recent files.

    In Windows 10, File Explorer opens to Quick access by default which shows your Frequent folders and Recent files.
    • Frequent folders = Displays up to ten folders that you frequently opened on the system.
    • Recent files = Displays up to twenty files that you most recently opened.


    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Quick access in the navigation pane of File Explorer for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove Quick access in the navigation pane.

    Note   Note
    Removing Quick access from the navigation pane will not clear the history of your frequent folders and recent files.

    warning   Warning
    Removing Quick access from the navigation pane will break drag and drop inside the navigation pane.


    EXAMPLE: Add or Remove "Quick access" in navigation pane
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    Here's How:

    1. In the search box on your taskbar or Start menu, type regedit, and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

    2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder

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    4. If you have not already, you will need to first change the owner of the ShellFolder registry key in the left pane to be the Administrators group. (see screenshot below step 3)

    5. If you have not already, you will need to second set permissions of the ShellFolder registry key in the left pane to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control". You will not be able to do this step unless you did step 4 above first. (see screenshot below step 3)

    6. In the right pane of ShellFolder, double click/tap on Attributes to modify it. (see screenshot below step 3)

    7. Do step 8 (remove) or step 9 (add) below for what you want.


     8. To Remove Quick access from Navigation Pane

    A) Type in a0600000, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    B) If you have not already, set File Explorer to open to This PC by default instead of Quick access.

    warning   Warning
    If you do not set File Explorer to open to This PC by default, then you will get the error below whenever you open File Explorer since Quick access is no longer there.

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    C) Go to step 10 below.


     9. To Add Quick access to Navigation Pane

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Type in a0100000, click/tap on OK, and go to step 10 below. (see screenshot below)

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    10. If you have a 64-bit Windows 10, then repeat steps 4 to 7 above for the registry location below.
    Note   Note
    This step is to add or remove Quick access from the "Open" and "Save as" type dialogs in 64-bit Windows 10.

    This step is not for 32-bit Windows 10.


    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder

    11. When finished, close Registry Editor.

    12. Sign out and in of Windows or restart the PC to apply.




    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    2015-03-21 #1

    Nice one Shawn!
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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       2015-03-21 #2

    Thank you Edwin.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
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       2015-03-25 #3

    Wow, this took a bit of working through, Shawn, making sure all the permissions were changed etc.

    Then when I got to Step 8 and linked to the tutorial to set File Explorer to open up to This PC instead of Quick Access I realized I'd achieved what I wanted to do in this one step. Quick Access is still in the navigation pane, but only opens if I want it to, so it's no longer irritating me. So I stopped there.

    Does it matter that I left the ownership set to Administrators and gave this group full control or should I go back and change it again? I'm not sure I can remember the original ownership setting.
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       2015-03-25 #4

    Hey Maggi,

    I'm happy that you got it set how you wanted.

    Nar, it won't hurt anything to leave the owner and permissions for the Administrators group.
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       2015-05-11 #5

    I tried this process and nothing changed. See Attached:
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    Has this procedure Changed?

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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
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       2015-05-11 #6

    Nevermind it is OK
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
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       2015-05-11 #7

    Good. What turned out to be the problem?

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  8. Joined : Sep 2014
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       2015-05-11 #8

    Well I was under the impression that all of the marked items in the image below would be gone.

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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
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       2015-05-11 #9

    You have "This PC" open in your screenshot instead of "Quick access".

    Did you restart the PC afterwards to no longer see Quick access?
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