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  1.    04 Jul 2015 #20
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro/MCE

    Thanks for the quick reply. I've been through just about every related registry entry I could find and while I did manage to remove the wording "Quick access" a couple of different ways, the little star remained and so the effort failed.

    If one sets the System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree values to 0 it unfortunately doesn't disappear.

    Probably there's something hard-coded in Explorer itself.

    -Noel
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  2.    04 Jul 2015 #21
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree was the first thing I tested as an alternative method, but it had no effect for me either. No matter which method I used that would remove Quick access, it also disabled drag and drop to navigation pane.

    At least we can still cut/copy and paste to navigation pane for now.
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  3.    17 Jul 2015 #22
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Shawn, I know you are bust but is there anyway you can make this into a reg hack. I would but I lack the knowledge and I have to change this after every build.
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  4.    17 Jul 2015 #23
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    Hey Gary,

    I would, but the only problem is that the .reg files would not successfully merge unless steps 4 and 5 in the tutorial were done first to change permissions of the affected registry keys.
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  5.    17 Jul 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Gary,

    I would, but the only problem is that the .reg files would not successfully merge unless steps 4 and 5 in the tutorial were done first to change permissions of the affected registry keys.

    OK so a two part reg hack.
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  6.    17 Jul 2015 #25
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro/MCE

    It's possible to do it with a batch file IF you're willing to download a free tool that alters permissions (on files or registry keys).

    The tool is called SetACL and can be found here:
    https://helgeklein.com/setacl/

    It also uses the REG command that comes with Windows.

    I haven't tested this batch file, but this should work when run as administrator (or with UAC disabled).

    Code:
    :! = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    :!
    :!  This registry file hides "Quick access" from the root namespace tree within the navigation pane of File Explorer and
    :!   sets Explorer to start new windows on This PC instead of Quick Access
    :!
    :!
    :!  Change "Open File Explorer To" "This PC" in Folder Options
    :!
    REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /f /v "LaunchTo" /t REG_DWORD /d 0
    :!
    :!  Hide Quick Access from the root namespace tree
    :!
    SetACL -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}" -actn setowner -ownr "n:Administrators" 
    SetACL -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}" -actn ace -ace "n:Administrators;p:full" 
    REG ADD              "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}" /f /v "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree" /t REG_DWORD /d 0
    :!
    SetACL -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}" -actn setowner -ownr "n:Administrators" 
    SetACL -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}" -actn ace -ace "n:Administrators;p:full" 
    REG ADD              "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}" /f /v "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree" /t REG_DWORD /d 0
    :!
    :!  Change Quick Access attributes so it simply does not show in the navigation pane
    :!         The original attributes value is a0100000
    :!
    :!  NOTE:  This breaks dragging and dropping in Explorer's Navigation Pane!
    :!
    SetACL -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder" -actn setowner -ownr "n:Administrators" 
    SetACL -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder" -actn ace -ace "n:Administrators;p:full" 
    REG ADD              "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder" /f /v "Attributes" /t REG_DWORD /d 0xA0600000
    :!
    SetACL -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder" -actn setowner -ownr "n:Administrators" 
    SetACL -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder" -actn ace -ace "n:Administrators;p:full" 
    REG ADD              "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder" /f /v "Attributes" /t REG_DWORD /d 0xA0600000
    :!
    :!  End of file
    :!
    :! = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    -Noel
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  7.    18 Aug 2015 #26
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    France
    Posts : 67
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Hi,

    I have been trying to get this to work.

    I have followed the instructions exactly (including taking ownership) and nothing changed.

    So I tried using SetACL and NoelC's script, but again nothing changed.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
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  8.    18 Aug 2015 #27
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    Hello lafargeotte,

    Please let us know what you are trying to do, and if you are having any other related issues.
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  9.    18 Aug 2015 #28
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro/MCE

    Quote Originally Posted by lafargeotte View Post
    nothing changed.
    If you don't have the Launch folder windows in a separate process setting checked in the File Explorer Options, View panel, then make sure and log off and on again to get File Explorer to read in the registry changes.

    -Noel
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  10.    18 Aug 2015 #29
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    France
    Posts : 67
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Hi Brink,

    I am trying to remove the Quick Access from Navigation Pane.

    I followed all the steps in the tutorial (including taking ownership) but it is still there.

    So I tried using SetACL and NoelC's script (which reported success), but again nothing changed.

    Thanks,
    Paul.
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