Unable to unpin a folder from Quick access in Windows 10.

In this article, we will discuss the steps you can take if you’re unable to unpin a folder or program from your Quick Access menu in Windows 10. This could be caused by a lot of things like file corruption and other things. However, the solution is in most cases quite easy. In this article, we will help you if you have a problem with unpinning folders.

Emptying AutomaticDestinations

Like most things in Windows, the settings / information for all folders in Quick Access is saved somewhere. In this case, it’s saved in the AutomaticDestinations-MS file. We will remove this file in order to solve your problems.

1. Navigate to “%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations\“. The easiest way to do this is by simply copying it and pasting it in the address bar as displayed below

Unable to unpin a folder from Quick access in Windows 10. Unable to unpin a folder from Quick access in Windows 10.

2. Now find a file called “f01b4d95cf55d32a.automaticDestinations-ms“. Right-click it and choose Delete

Unable to unpin a folder from Quick access in Windows 10. Unable to unpin a folder from Quick access in Windows 10..

3. It could take some time to update but all Quick Access pins should now be gone from your system and the normal behaviour should be back.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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