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    Remove Quick access from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    Remove Quick access from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Quick access in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10
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    11 Jan 2018
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    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.

    EXAMPLE: Add or Remove "Quick access" in navigation pane
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    Here's How:
    Note   Note
    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

    HubMode DWORD

    0 = Add
    1 = Remove


    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Quick access to Navigation Pane

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Quick_access_to_navigation_pane.reg

    download


     3. To Remove Quick access from Navigation Pane

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Quick_access_from_navigation_pane.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If File Explorer is open, then close and reopen it to apply.

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



    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    21 Mar 2015 #1
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    Nice one Shawn!
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  2.    21 Mar 2015 #2
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    Thank you Edwin.
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  3.    25 Mar 2015 #3
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    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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  4.    25 Mar 2015 #4
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    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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  5.    11 May 2015 #5
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    I tried this process and nothing changed. See Attached:
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    Has this procedure Changed?

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  6.    11 May 2015 #6
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    Nevermind it is OK
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  7.    11 May 2015 #7
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    Good. What turned out to be the problem?

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  8.    11 May 2015 #8
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    Well I was under the impression that all of the marked items in the image below would be gone.

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  9.    11 May 2015 #9
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    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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