Windows 10: Quick Access on one drive folder

Discus and support Quick Access on one drive folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi there. I just got a new laptop with windows 10, and noticed that almost all of the "quick access" folders are located inside the one drive. In my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Brunio25, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Brunio25 Win User

    Quick Access on one drive folder


    Hi there. I just got a new laptop with windows 10, and noticed that almost all of the "quick access" folders are located inside the one drive. In my old desktop, I had it setup so that I could save something in, for instance, the "documents" folder local, and only if more important on the one drive "documents" folder. I know I could just unpin those folders from quick access and pin the ones that are located on my "users" folder, however that wouldn't really solve the problem for two reasons:

    1. The folders located on the "folders" section that is displayed on "This PC" would still showcase the folders that were located on the one drive, instead of the later pinned ones;
    2. The more meaningful problem though is the fact that I don't know how to make that happen to the "desktop" folder, since I believe unpinning that particular folder would not make the desktop view location from being located inside the one drive. What that would mean is, I would place something on the desktop, but when looking for it in the quick access "desktop" folder, it wouldn't have that file as it would be a completely different folder.


    I hope I could explain myself well enough so that it isn't just incoherent babbling. I appreciate in advance for any responses.



    Cheers,

    Bruno.

    :)
     
    Brunio25, Sep 16, 2020
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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, Sep 16, 2020
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  3. enso Win User
    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
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    Quick Access Not Working

    Hi Dustin,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Follow the below steps to repair the broken database of Quick Access.

    Method 1:

    Before repairing the database, try to disable and then re-enable Quick Access to see if it helps. To disable and re-enable Quick Access, follow the below steps:

    Step 1: To remove frequent folders and recent files list from Quick Access, open File Explorer > click on View tab in Ribbon >
    click on Options > Change folder and search options to open Folder Options.

    Step 2: You’ll have to uncheck the following two check-boxes present under the Privacy section to disable Quick Access:

    • Show recently used files in Quick Access.
    • Show frequently used folders in Quick Access.

    Step 3: Click Apply and Exit. The action will instantly remove these two sections from Quick Access in File Explorer. (To clear your Quick Access history press the ‘Clear’ button against Clear File Explorer History).

    Step 4: Then, check
    the following two check-boxes again to enable Quick Access that you did in
    Step2.

    • Show recently used files in Quick Access.
    • Show frequently used folders in Quick Access.

    Step 5: Restart the PC once and check the issue and if the issue persist, follow the
    Method 2.

    Method 2:

    The Method 2 will repair the broken database of Quick Access.

    Step 1: Open File Explorer and paste this folder path: %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations in the address bar and hit Enter.

    Step 2: Once the folder is opened, press ‘Ctrl’ key and the ‘A’ from your keyboard to select all of its contents and delete it.

    Step 3: Do the same for this folder path as well: %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations

    Step 4: Restart the PC once and check the issue.

    Hope it helps.

    Shafeeq Ali Khan

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Sep 16, 2020
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