Windows 10: How to stop a program from adding a Quick access shortcut?

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    How to stop a program from adding a Quick access shortcut?


    Hi! I use Google Drive File Stream to access my Google Drive content locally.

    GDFS mounts a cloud drive, assigning it a letter (G: in my case). If you open that, you find a single entry "My Drive". As such, I have a Quick access shortcut to this "My Drive folder".

    GDFS insists, periodically, in adding a shortcut in Quick Access to G: (which makes zero sense, considering you already have one under "This PC").

    Is there a way to stop it from doing so? I have tried assigning read-only permissions to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ribbon for every account except the one I sign in as. This includes, administrators, system, everything. Only my account () has full control, all others are read only. Nonetheless, the shortcut reappears periodically.

    :)
     
    lasher, Jun 6, 2019
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    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, Jun 6, 2019
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  3. Adding shortcuts to File Explorer Quick Access OR customizing name of pinned folders in Quick Access

    Just got upgraded to Win10 PRO from Win7 PRO at work. I work for an Architect where there are multiple projects where primary folder is unique, and there is a subfolder I need to open up within each projects. The subfolder for each project is labelled 'Specs'.
    In Windows 7 I could create a shortcut to each 'Specs' folder, and then customize the name for the shortcut, and drag it into Favorites (now called Quick Access in Windows 10) in File Explorer. I have to access the files in these folders on and off over the
    course of many months. Not always every one on every day. I'm not sure the 'Pick up where you left off' feature is going to be very useful as a workaround.

    In Windows 10 dragging a shortcut into Quick access is not allowed. WHY ON EARTH WAS THIS FEATURE REMOVED?

    If I try to use the Pin to Quick access feature, I end up with 12 folders that are all labelled 'Specs', and there is no opportunity to create an alias for the folder name. If I go into the Properties for these pinned items it will rename the actual folder
    name, which is NOT good, as we are a department of 50 employees and the folder name 'Specs' must remain as is within each folder structure. If I could create an Alias for each entry in the Quick access list that only applies to my view, that would be an acceptable
    alternative to not being able to use shortcuts in Quick access.

    I am really surprised and disheartened that Microsoft has removed a really useful feature! Any suggestions appreciated.
     
    CR Vandecar, Jun 6, 2019
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  4. How to stop a program from adding a Quick access shortcut?

    update about Quick Access not responding

    Hello,

    To troubleshoot your concern, we suggest that you try to follow the steps provided below:

    • Disable Quick Access.
    • Re-enable Quick Access.
    • Restart your computer, and see if it helps.

    • For you to customize the Quick Access Toolbar, click
      here.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Marivel Man, Jun 6, 2019
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