Quick access pinning and unpinning does not work in Windows 10.

In an Explorer window, my Windows 10 "Quick Access" menu does not take new pins or remove existing ones based on folder actions initiated via the right-click menus.

For example, if I right click "Folder XYZ" in an Explorer window, select "Pin to Quick Access" - it does not get added to the Quick Access menu.

If I right click an item in the Quick Access menu, select "Unpin from Quick Access" - it does not get removed from the Quick Access menu.

So the old "Favourites" functionality is gone.  There appears to be zero control on this replacement menu.

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Hi,

Thank you for choosing Windows 10.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Try the SFC scan to resolve the issue. SFC scans the corrupted files and recover it automatically.

To run the SFC/SCANNOW command in Windows 10:

  1. Left click on Start button.

  2. Right click on Command Prompt (Admin) option which will let you run 'Run as administrator’.

  3. Command Prompt Window pops up.

  4. Type:  SFC /SCANNOW

You can also follow the link below for reference:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

I hope the above information was helpful. Get back to us with the updated status and we will be happy to assist you further.

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Hi!

I've the same problem, and tried out the steps above.

The result was "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations".

And it's still not fixed.

There are some other symptoms I've noticed.

If I drag and drop a folder onto the Quick access sidebar, the previous quick access folder that was pinned disappears, and the new folder appears. Clicking on the "Quick Access" to show the contents, and thereafter dragging and dropping a folder does not work, and nothing changes.

Still unable to pin more than one folder to the quick access, although now I can remove the one folder that is pinned. 

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I disabled them and got rid of ones I didn't want - this link shows how...

http://dottech.org/173784/how-to-hide-recently-used-items-in-quick-access-in-windows-10-tip/

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Thanks for the reply, but unfortunately my problem is not with the recently used or frequently used items. It's with being able to pin items to the quick access.

Since I've did a Windows Update recently, it's gotten better as now I only cannot pin folders on my network attached storage. Folders on my harddisk are ok. Still don't know how to fix it.

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Hi All,

I too, am having this issue.

Has anyone worked out a fix yet?

It is a nightmare having to navigate all my folders to get to them several times in a day :-(

I have around 10 folders I use on a hourly basis.

Windows 8.1, and previous, was great and worked a treat.

Any replies would be great?

Regards,

Andy

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Update.....

Mine is the same, with only Network attached drive folders not pinning.

Regards,

Andy

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Hi Everyone!

If anyone knows where the "pinned folder data" is stored under the Quick Access, i.e. a registry entry or some folder, perhaps we can force feed the "pins" into Quick Access while the problem is being fixed. I don't expect to change my pins often, but even if I do, this would be a good stopgap...

Regards,

Jerome

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Hi,

Having same issue but can't even disable quick access or clear it in Folder Options, any help or advice appreciated.

Thanks

Alan

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Windows 10, Quick access does not pin any folder or file.

It only shows recently opened files on the right side, as shown in the pictures.

When I right click on a folder  and select pin to quick access, nothing happens. For some reason it looks like it is disabled or corrupted.  It was working. I installed Tunup utilities and did cleanup and optimization and since then the problem started. I uninstalled Tunup, but Quick access still not working. 

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I got it from another post, sorry I can give the merit to the proper person.

Just type this in CMD:

del %appdata%\microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations\*

Worked for me

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