Windows 10: Cannot pin the Documents folder to quick access

Discus and support Cannot pin the Documents folder to quick access in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; It is as simple as that. I try to pin it and it just does not work. I tried right clicking and selecting pin to quickstart , it did not work. Then I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Claudio V5., Dec 2, 2022.

  1. Cannot pin the Documents folder to quick access


    It is as simple as that. I try to pin it and it just does not work. I tried right clicking and selecting pin to quickstart , it did not work. Then I tried to drag it to quick start and it did not work either.This only started happening until I decided that I did not want one drive backing up this folders, I even had to migrate everything I had in the one drive documents folder to the default one and that took a while just to figure out a way to make windows actually do the change. Any Help? Doesnt matter if it is advanced.

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    Claudio V5., Dec 2, 2022
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  2. Quick Access bar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We would be glad to help you with the issue you are facing today. I understand the difficulty.

    Remove items from Quick access.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps.

    • Right click on the file or folder.
    • Select the option “unpin from the quick access”


    To pin items to an item already on the quick access bar.

    Follow the below steps.

    I would suggest you to create folder in the desktop screen & place all the files or folder which need to pin to the quick access.

    • Open the quick access.
    • Select the Desktop option.
    • Right click on the folder & select the option “pin to quick access”


    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.



    Thank you.
     
    Mohammed AliAli, Dec 2, 2022
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  3. Documents folder disappearing from quick access menu in Windows 10

    Hello Rachel,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community.



    Along with the suggestion by KeithM-60601, I suggest you to try the below steps and let us know the status of the issue.




    • Press Windows + E keys on the keyboard to open
      File explorer and select This PC from the left side panel of the window.

    • Open the file/folder you want to pin to Quick access.

    • Right click on Quick access located on the left side panel of the window.

    • Check if the file/folder is pinned to Quick access.


    Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Dec 2, 2022
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Cannot pin the Documents folder to quick access

    Documents not showing up after restore in the Quick Access Folders

    Hi AToor

    When you restored WIndows, you would have wiped the Quick Access Cache (basically a list of recent items)

    It is only when you open those documents again that they will be added to the Quick Access section

    A quick way of doing this is if those documents are in a specific folder, right click that folder and choose 'Pin to Quick Access' . . .
     
    DaveM121, Dec 2, 2022
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