Windows 10: How do you your remove a folder in "Quick access" that Unpin can't ?

Discus and support How do you your remove a folder in "Quick access" that Unpin can't ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I pinned the folder that is my User home directory to Quick access, but when I try to use the link, or unpin it, I get an error "This file does not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jack63ss, Mar 13, 2021.

  1. jack63ss Win User

    How do you your remove a folder in "Quick access" that Unpin can't ?


    I pinned the folder that is my User home directory to Quick access, but when I try to use the link, or unpin it, I get an error "This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action.". All I want to do now is unpin it, but I can't figure out where the association is made. I had deleted the Quick Access 3D Objects directory, but that was by using a pre-defined script. I have no issue using regedit to delete it, if someone can tell me where it is.
    Thanks
    Jack

    :)
     
    jack63ss, Mar 13, 2021
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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, Mar 13, 2021
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  3. Can't unpin a folder in Quick acess

    Same here. A folder that does not exist cannot be unpinned from the Quick access list. What can be done please to remove it?
     
    Jeff_Parker, Mar 13, 2021
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  4. How do you your remove a folder in "Quick access" that Unpin can't ?

    Quick Access - "Location is not available"

    I solved the problem without following steps 1, 2, and 3. The solution is stupidly simple and it doesn't make any difference as to whether the problem item in the Quick Access list is pinned or unpinned.

    1. Create the folder in the same path where Quick Access reported it to be unlocatable. The folder will be empty.

    2. Delete the folder you just created. The Quick Access item that WAS listed in Quick Access disappears!!

    Note that #2 does not remove or delete the item from Quick Access. It deletes the empty folder you just created *from the machine* (i.e., it goes to the Recycle bin) and as a consequence of the deletion, it disappears from the Quick Access list.
     
    KarenMullen, Mar 13, 2021
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