Windows 10 Quick Access "The docfile has been corrupted"

Adding new entry's into the quick access bar results in failure with error message "the docfile has been corrupted'

any registry tricks to fix this? i've already tried 0'ing out the registry entry ...\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ribbon

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query at Microsoft community.

Please follow the steps from this thread and check if it helps.

Follow the steps by Alexander_ALX 

Also have a look at this thread:

Please let us know if it helps.

Rohit Chettri
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verified working with

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

in cmd prompt admin thanks Alexander_ALX and Rohit

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Thanks. 

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

Worked well. 

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I have a similar problem. I moved all my Libraries folders from the SSD to the HDD, and now can't pin any of them to Quick Access. The error message is 'The docfile has been corrupted'. What I don't understand is where to type

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

Please could you explain to a non-techie like me? Thanks.

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this was a long time ago so I hope you were answered but for others who visit this thread and don't understand where to type

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

select the above string, copy it (control c), go to the windows symbol in the corner of the screen, right click, select command prompt admin, paste the string (control v), it will ask Y/N?, type Y, press enter

then close out, select the folder you want to pin to quick access, right click, select pin to quick access, tada

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It works perfectly. My Quick Access folders are back as well as recently used files.

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Alternatively, what worked for me when I came to this thread was to copy the string:

%appdata%\microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations\

Into the address bar of windows explorer which takes you to the folder address, then ctrl+A to select all the files in the folder and then del to delete them.

There were two entries left, automatically generated and dated the same time I deleted, but after this I was able to add things to the Quick access without error again.

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This took forever to figure out - at least an hour or two of reading stuff lol

del C:\Users\steve\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

remove steve and put your username, I just followed the path in windows explorer then right clicked on the little icon "edit address" then I opened up COMMAND PROMPT with admin privileges (right click when opening it) not power shell. There was some issue with the shell saying I didn't have admin privileges even when I opened it with them...CMD worked like a charm.

Anyways, hope this helps...can't believe there were so many solutions on here and none said to use command prompt once to my knowledge and very few said to add that C:\Users\steve

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Thanks Steven for your help on this. The bits you added that are missing elsewhere make huge sense. I will try it when I'm back home and let you know how it goes. 
Kind regards
Philip 

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