Windows 10: Quick Access links - not retaining what I set, keeps auto-deleting them, then adds more...

Discus and support Quick Access links - not retaining what I set, keeps auto-deleting them, then adds more... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; The Quick Access folders are doing my head in. This PC is a bit over 2 weeks old, it's up-to-date HP OEM Windows 10, and all drivers fresh. When I set... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by David_Ford, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Quick Access links - not retaining what I set, keeps auto-deleting them, then adds more...


    The Quick Access folders are doing my head in. This PC is a bit over 2 weeks old, it's up-to-date HP OEM Windows 10, and all drivers fresh. When I set Quick Access links it's not retaining what I set. It seems to drop my chosen links all the time, and I have to keep re-adding the same links! Then it auto adds links I do not want, mostly folders I recently accessed, and I have to keep removing those!


    This is not how my last up-to-date Windows 10 PC behaved, just 3 weeks ago. Never had this silly behavior from Windows. Is there a solution to stop it deleting all of my Quick links, and also constantly auto-deciding I must need something it chooses for me, which I absolutely don't want it to keep doing? Can I turn off all such automated changes? I am the Admin! That's kinda my role ya know! I'm the one with the brain who actually needs to use it.


    Or is this a special helpful form of 'Ai' auto-processing that's just especially idiotic?


    Please assist/inform.


    David

    :)
     
    David_Ford, Jan 22, 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, Jan 22, 2021
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  3. 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, Jan 22, 2021
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  4. Quick Access links - not retaining what I set, keeps auto-deleting them, then adds more...

    Quick Access

    The reply isn't helpful unfortunately.

    The question/posting wasn't about deleting files or permanently deleting files.

    But about the display of recent files in Quick Access view, which is shown when opening File Explorer => Windows 10.

    Quick Access shows a list of (supposedly) recent files that have been opened. It doesn't automatically update when other files are opened.

    My question was about listings in Quick Access that showed files as having been moved or renamed when in fact they had been deleted (I would suggest the Recycle Bin).

    So to my partner the Quick Access listing was stating I had (attempted to) move/rename the files (and therefore hide them from her) whereas I had actually deleted them.

    I would appreciate someone verifying this is plausible with the way file listings are listed in Windows 10/Quick Access.
     
    PeterM_PRM, Jan 22, 2021
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