Windows 10: How to Backup or Restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access?

Discus and support How to Backup or Restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, there, This is my first topic as I am new here. I registered in the forum to ask for help from you, as you can see that he has extensive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Zontir, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Zontir Win User

    How to Backup or Restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access?


    Hi, there,
    This is my first topic as I am new here.

    I registered in the forum to ask for help from you, as you can see that he has extensive experience in Windows. I tried to solve my problem by searching in google and in this same forum but I didn't find any solution because they all focus on something different from mine.

    The problem is that I want to see the Quick Access of Windows in the navigation pane of the browser as in the following image.

    https://prnt.sc/k3zhae

    As you can see it is not available, I want to restore it and I can't find any option for it.

    Could you help me with this?
    Thank you

    :)
     
    Zontir, Jul 8, 2018
    #1
  2. dalchina Win User

    Backup/restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access?


    Hi try this from the excellent Tutorials section -- do have a look.
    File Explorer Quick Access Toolbar - Backup and Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Further:
    You can use Win 10 as a desktop PC much like Win 7. The control panel remains, but is slowly migrating to Settings, and there are features like the Action Centre which are obviously different.

    You can avoid:
    - the start menu - use Classic Shell (free) and you'll be much happier. (Still lets you use the Win 10 start menu)
    - universal apps (they are not exe's- different
    - Cortana

    It's really not worth trying to uninstall stuff you don't use.

    Appearance: this is what I've done. There is far less flexibility with Win 10, but see the Customisation section to see some things others have done.


    How to Backup or Restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access? [​IMG]

    How to Backup or Restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access? [​IMG]

    Note the Win 7 Orb.
     
    dalchina, Jul 8, 2018
    #2
  3. Scoox Win User
    Backup/restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access?


    I'm reluctantly upgrading to W10 as my new laptop isn't supported by W7. My goal is to get W10 to work as similar as possible to W7.

    Anyway, one of the things I'm finding really awkward is the new "Quick Access" links in Explorer's navigation pane, which replaces the old Links or Favorites.

    With Favorites:

    • I could backup my links using a script.
    • I was able to change the location of the Favorites folder using a registry hack, which was also very useful.
    • I was able to rename Favorites while keeping the target folder name unchanged, which is a very real and typical scenario
    • Ability to set custom icons
    • Relied on the familiar and simple mechanism of Explorer shortcuts, which allows easy and convenient manipulation

    None of this is now possible with the new and super-duper Quick Access that Microsoft spent time and money to re-invent. Why they had to go out of their way to "fix" something that worked remarkably well is beyond me.*Sad

    Long story short, I need a way to back up Quick Access links, but I can't find them anywhere on my c:\ drive. Favorites used to be stored in %UserProfile%\Links, where the heck are Quick Access links stored?

    Cheers
     
    Scoox, Jul 8, 2018
    #3
  4. rizzelet Win User

    How to Backup or Restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access?

    Remove Quick access from Navigation Pane in Windows 10  


    I followed the steps in the this tutorial and was able to remove the Quick Access feature from the navigation pane of Windows Explorer - thanks for this.

    However, the Quick Access feature can still be seen in the navigation pane of the save dialog explorer when trying to save a file from a web browser, for example. Do you have any tips on how to remove the Quick Access feature from this location as well?
     
    rizzelet, Jul 8, 2018
    #4
Thema:

How to Backup or Restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access?

Loading...
  1. How to Backup or Restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access? - Similar Threads - Backup Restore Explorer

  2. navigation pane

    in Windows 10 Support
    navigation pane: where do I control the navigation pane in w10 113744
  3. How to sort "This PC" or "Quick Access" in Navigation Pane?

    in Windows 10 Customization
    How to sort "This PC" or "Quick Access" in Navigation Pane?: Hey folks, I am currently trying to move "This PC" to the top of the navigation pane, or - alternatively - move the "Quick Access" to the very bottom. Is there any possible way? I have found (and used) ways for every other entry, but not those 2. I have even...
  4. Remove Gray Pin icon from Quick access Navigation Pane

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Remove Gray Pin icon from Quick access Navigation Pane: For Pinned items in Quick Access in Win10 Navigation pane, a gray Pin icon is displayed beside each item. Can it be removed or made transparent with Reshacker? Note: I wanted to keep the Quick access feature so that I can still drag and drop in Nav pane. Thank you...
  5. How to remove OneDrive from navigation pane of File Explorer

    in Windows 10 Customization
    How to remove OneDrive from navigation pane of File Explorer: Thanks Brink Another (similar) question in case you know the answer or have time to have a look at it. I moved my OneDrive folder to my E:\ drive on Surface Pro. A OneDrive icon has now appeared at the top of my FE navigation pane, which I would like to remove or hide. I...
  6. Backup/restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access?

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    Backup/restore Explorer navigation pane Quick Access?: I'm reluctantly upgrading to W10 as my new laptop isn't supported by W7. My goal is to get W10 to work as similar as possible to W7. Anyway, one of the things I'm finding really awkward is the new "Quick Access" links in Explorer's navigation pane, which replaces the old...
  7. Removing Quick access from the Navigation

    in Windows 10 Support
    Removing Quick access from the Navigation: How do you remove Quick access from the left side of your folders when you have the navigation enabled? I can remove all of the icons under it just fine, but I cannot remove Quick access as a whole. 9281
  8. File Explorer - Full navigation from Quick Access not possible?

    in Windows 10 Support
    File Explorer - Full navigation from Quick Access not possible?: I have been on Windows 10 for a few months, and whilst it is mostly fine, File Explorer is driving me up the wall. Can a program be any more broken? I've been using Quick Access for a while, but is useless in terms of navigating through the hierarchy of a folder, so I can...
  9. Remove Quick access from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    in Windows 10 Tutorials
    Remove Quick access from Navigation Pane in Windows 10: Nice one Shawn! *Thumbs 4844
  10. Navigation Pane

    in Windows 10 Support
    Navigation Pane: Can anyone tell me how to get the folders in the navigation pane of file explorer to expand to show the sub folders. If I right click the folder, 'Expand' is greyed out. This has only happened since the AU. Thank you 64888