Disabe Quick Access

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  1. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    How do you disable Quick Access? The ways online I am seeing are not working. Does anyone have a .reg file to do it for you all at once?
     
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  3. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    OMG! Is there a .reg too to take permissions of that specific ShellFolder? So essentially all I would have to do is execute the one that grants me permissions and then execute the one that removes Quick Access?
     
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    #4 e_sentinel, Dec 24, 2015
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    If you do it manually, you can revert the permissions easily.

    Grant permissions using registry file? AFAIK.. no.

    You can use a built-in Regini command. Paste below code into Notepad and save as Key.txt.

    Code:
    \Registry\machine\software\classes\CLSID\{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}\ShellFolder [1 6 9 17]
    Launch CMD (Command Prompt) as Administrator. Type the command below and hit Enter.

    Code:
    REGINI path_of_Key.txt
    It's easier if you put Key.txt in a root drive i.e. in C:\ drive and the command goes like this:

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    REGINI C:\Key.txt
    Done with that, merge your registry file to remove Quick Access.
     
  5. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    Damn! This is so long!!! There has to be a shorter way!
     
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    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    #6 SightUp, Dec 25, 2015
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    I tired this. Sadly when I went to exe the .reg, it gave me an error. You sure that it's right?
     
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    e_sentinel MDL Novice

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    #8 e_sentinel, Dec 25, 2015
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    Yes, follow what Sergey suggested.
     
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    #10 dasag, Dec 26, 2015
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    This method to remove Quick Access doesn't work anymore since the last update.
    There is a quick access blue star that pops up on the desktop and in explorer which wasn't there before.

    edit.. seems random
     
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