Windows 10: Quick access not working

Discus and support Quick access not working in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Some folks may not know what Quick access is, if you open File Explorer (or Windows Explorer as it used to be), on the left hand side menu in first... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Alfred001, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Alfred001 Win User

    Quick access not working

    Some folks may not know what Quick access is, if you open File Explorer (or Windows Explorer as it used to be), on the left hand side menu in first place you have Quick access with a blue star icon.

    I recently reinstalled Windows and QA worked for a while, but at some point I couldn't add folders to the QA list any more and then it just stopped working and all the folders I HAD added to the QA list are now gone.

    Now, when I try to add a folder to QA it say "Unspecified error."

    Any ideas on what the problem may be?

    Alfred001, Sep 6, 2018
  2. Mohammed AliAli Win User

    Quick Access bar


    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, Sep 6, 2018
  3. Marivel Man Win User
    update about Quick Access not responding


    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

    Let us know how it goes.

    Marivel Man, Sep 6, 2018
  4. DustinFisher Win User

    Quick access not working

    Quick Access Not Working

    This happened recently. My big list of quick access items suddenly became three items (Desktop, Downloads, Documents). I tried to refresh, or add folders by pinning them to quick access but it wouldn't work. I tried a troubleshooting suggestion from another
    website, and that didn't work either. When I unpinned one item from quick access it vanished, and never came back. I still can't add anything to Quick Access still. Please someone help me here. Thank you
    DustinFisher, Sep 6, 2018

Quick access not working