Disable "Quick access" in Explorer?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by thorbsd, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. thorbsd

    thorbsd MDL Junior Member

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    Showing / Hiding entries and changing their position within File Explorer required only a couple registry changes. For example, in Windows 8.1 I moved the "Libraries" entry to the very top entry, and added the Recycle Bin as the very bottom entry.

    I can't seem to find any entries in the registry that correspond to "Quick access" in Explorer in Windows 10.

    Does anyone know how to remove/hide this entry?
     
  2. MELERIX

    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    control panel -> file explorer options.
     
  3. thorbsd

    thorbsd MDL Junior Member

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    I appreciate the response, but this setting has nothing to do with what I'm asking about.
     
  4. thorbsd

    thorbsd MDL Junior Member

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    Is there anyone that has been able to figure out how to remove Quick access from File Explorer? I've scoured the registry as best I can looking for any traces, but was unsuccessful.

    I tried playing with Resource Hacker to find the Quick access icon, and I did find it (shell32.dll - [icons:1006-1026], [icon group:51380]), but I don't know how that translates to an actual text string I could search for in the Registry.

    Just for the hell of it, I changed every occurrence of "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree" to "0", and the most this does is make Quick access disappear when you pin a folder to it, but as soon as you open Explorer again, Quick access is back.

    Anyone else want to try a crack at this?
     
  5. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    Did you succeed ?
     
  6. thorbsd

    thorbsd MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, it worked. Quick access is gone :)
     
  7. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    not for me access denied, even with admin controls.
     
  8. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    #10 dhjohns, Aug 10, 2015
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