Personalization Add or Remove Default Shortcuts on Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 11


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The Win+X Quick Link menu (aka: Power User menu) is a pop-up menu from the Start button that includes shortcuts of common management, configuration, and other power user tools for Windows.

The shortcuts on the Win+X Quick Link menu are broken up into 3 groups. Group1 shortcuts in the bottom section, Group2 shortcuts in the middle section, and Group3 shortcuts in the top section.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22579, Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal (Admin) in the Win+X menu has been replaced by Windows PowerShell and Windows PowerShell (Admin). If you have Windows Terminal installed and would like Windows PowerShell to open in Windows Terminal, set Windows Terminal as your default terminal app.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove default shortcuts on the Win+X Quick Link menu for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Remove Default Shortcuts on Win+X Quick Link Menu
  • Option Two: Restore (add) Default Shortcuts on Win+X Quick Link Menu


EXAMPLE: Default shortcuts on Win+X Quick Link menu

Win+X_Quick_Link_menu.jpg






OPTION ONE

Remove Default Shortcuts on Win+X Quick Link Menu


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Copy and paste the path below you want to use into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

(Current User)​
%LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX

OR​

(Applied to New Users when created)​
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX

3 Open the Group1, Group2, and/or Group3 folder(s) containing the shortcut(s) you want to delete from your Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

WinX_folder-1.png

4 Delete the shortcut(s) you want inside the Group1, Group2, and/or Group3 folder(s). (see screenshots below)

Do not delete the actual Group1, Group2, and Group3 folders.



WinX_folder-2.png
WinX_folder-3.png
WinX_folder-4.png

5 When finished, you can close File Explorer.

6 Restart the explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply your changes to the Win+X Quick Link menu.





OPTION TWO

Restore (add) Default Shortcuts on Win+X Quick Link Menu


1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the WinX.zip file that contains all of the default Win+X shortcuts.



2 Save WinX.zip file to your desktop.

3 Unblock the downloaded WinX.zip file.

4 Open the downloaded WinX.zip file, and open the Group1, Group2, and/or Group3 folder(s) containing the shortcut(s) you want to add (restore) to your Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

WinX_ZIP-1.png

5 Open a separate File Explorer (Win+E) window.

6 Copy and paste the path below you want to use into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

(Current User)​
%LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX

OR​

(Applied to New Users when created)​
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX

7 Open the same Group1, Group2, and/or Group3 folder(s) as step 4 for the section of shortcut(s) you want to add (restore) to your Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

WinX_folder-1.png

8 Copy and paste (drag and drop) the shortcut(s) you want to restore from the ZIP folder (step 4) into its corresponding Group1, Group2, or Group3 folder from step 7. (see screenshots below)

WinX_ZIP-2.png
WinX_folder-2.png


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WinX_ZIP-3.png
WinX_folder-3.png


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WinX_folder-4.png

9 When finished, you can close File Explorer.

10 Restart the explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply your changes to the Win+X Quick Link menu.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Thanks for this procedure.
Following the instructions I could fix the missing System quick link from my Windows 11 22000.258 Win + X menu.
It was missing on all the machines that were upgraded from Windows 10 21H1 to Windows 11 build 22000.xxx.
I just copied the shortcut 06-SystemAbout provided in the zip file and replaced the one in Group3 that was not working.
 

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Thanks for this procedure.
Following the instructions I could fix the missing System quick link from my Windows 11 22000.258 Win + X menu.
It was missing on all the machines that were upgraded from Windows 10 21H1 to Windows 11 build 22000.xxx.
I just copied the shortcut 06-SystemAbout provided in the zip file and replaced the one in Group3 that was not working.

You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help. :party:
 

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You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help. :party:
Hi Shawn,

Thankyou so much for this tip, I have another query, How to edit the right click context menu "Open with windows terminal" and change it to "Open with command prompt" ?

I have searched the net and found that the registry entry for this is

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background

and

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

But there are multiple entries with powershell and cmd and I really dont want to make mistakes in there...Could you kindly help me get the default command prompt instead of terminal window? Thanks...
 

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Hi Shawn,

Thankyou so much for this tip, I have another query, How to edit the right click context menu "Open with windows terminal" and change it to "Open with command prompt" ?

I have searched the net and found that the registry entry for this is

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background

and

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

But there are multiple entries with powershell and cmd and I really dont want to make mistakes in there...Could you kindly help me get the default command prompt instead of terminal window? Thanks...

Hello Joseph, :)

If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to change the default profile in Windows Terminal so it opens to the Command Prompt by default instead of Windows PowerShell.

 

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Hello Joseph, :)

If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to change the default profile in Windows Terminal so it opens to the Command Prompt by default instead of Windows PowerShell.

Hi Shawn, Yes I have already seen that thread since I have posted the same question over there too after an answer, Also I have changed the default profile to "command prompt" as you mentioned,

Maybe I should elaborate my question clearly, I just want to know if there is a chance to change the context name to "Open with command prompt" instead of "terminal" since Ive got used to the word command prompt for a long time :)
 

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Hi Shawn, Yes I have already seen that thread since I have posted the same question over there too after an answer, Also I have changed the default profile to "command prompt" as you mentioned,

Maybe I should elaborate my question clearly, I just want to know if there is a chance to change the context name to "Open with command prompt" instead of "terminal" since Ive got used to the word command prompt for a long time :)

You could remove the Open in Windows Terminal context menu below.


....then add a Open command window here and/or Open command window here as administrator context menu(s).


 

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Wow, You have an immediate answer for every question...Phenomenal...(y)

Also back to this current thread, I have added a "command prompt" shortcut inside the "group 3" folder but I couldn't see it when i right click on start menu..I logged off and checked, Can we only delete those shortcuts ? no editing or adding new shortcuts?
 

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Wow, You have an immediate answer for every question...Phenomenal...(y)

Also back to this current thread, I have added a "command prompt" shortcut inside the "group 3" folder but I couldn't see it when i right click on start menu..I logged off and checked, Can we only delete those shortcuts ? no editing or adding new shortcuts?
Hmm, I couldn't get a Command Prompt shortcut with cmd.exe to show either.

Yes, you can delete any shortcuts you want to remove them from the Win+X menu.
 

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Hmm, I couldn't get a Command Prompt shortcut with cmd.exe to show either.

Yes, you can delete any shortcuts you want to remove them from the Win+X menu.
Apparently you have wrote an article on this here


But it didnt work eventhough I tried multiple times...The hashlink generated successfully but the new shortcut is not showing up..:unsure:
 

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Apparently you have wrote an article on this here


But it didnt work eventhough I tried multiple times...The hashlink generated successfully but the new shortcut is not showing up..:unsure:

Correct, but a command prompt shortcut just will not work for some reason. :(
 

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Correct, but a command prompt shortcut just will not work for some reason. :(
Yeah Since they have the "windows terminal" they should have thought no way for cmd prompt..:p

Also I found a specific tool for this


In that tool there is an option to add a program..when I copy the "cmd.exe" from system32 to other folders like desktop it works, but when i tried to add the shortcut for cmd its not working...Anyways its better to leave at it...
 

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When following the tutorial here ^ I wanted to point out, if you copy existing shortcuts instead of making fresh ones... if there is ANYTHING in the comments field, that's what will show up in the Win+X Menu. I didn't realize it and clearing the comment and re-hashing the link worked fine to fix it, but just thought I'd point this out.
 

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With the latest Windows 11 Update, this no longer works.
All Default folder shotcuts no longer appear in any of the: %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX folder.

Anyone know how to fix this? Because now the WinX folder is overcrowded with shortcuts in my opinion.
And I would love to remove most of them.
 

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The Win+X Menu Editor from WinAero still works, don't be fooled, the link says for Windows 8 and Windows 10, but has no problem working correctly on Windows 11.

Scroll about halfway or so down the page to find it.
 

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With the latest Windows 11 Update, this no longer works.
All Default folder shotcuts no longer appear in any of the: %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX folder.

Anyone know how to fix this? Because now the WinX folder is overcrowded with shortcuts in my opinion.
And I would love to remove most of them.

Hello mate, :)

You could use the option 2 in this tutorial to download and add the default Win+X shortcuts you want back, and use option 1 to remove any you don't want.
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
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    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
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    Google Chrome
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Laptop
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1
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    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
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    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
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    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
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    3840 x 2160
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BakRest

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I will try the second option tomorrow. I don’t like 3th party software.
So the trick from Winaero is (for me) not my preference.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Laptop
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    Acer SP714-51
    CPU
    Intel i7-7Y75
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    8GB
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    Intel HD Graphics 615
    Sound Card
    Realtek
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    14 inch FHD
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    1920x1080
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    256 GB Kingston SSD

Archigos

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@BakRest Ignore my comment about the WinAero app, they haven't updated it yet and you were correct, the Win+X Menu did change in the latest update.

It appears it takes the links from:
Code:
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\
before checking
Code:
%LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX
to add any remaining links.

I can confirm if you removed any items that returned, you can remove them from the Default profile and it will remove them again.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro β
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Laptop 15-eg0070wm
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® Iris® Xᵉ Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
  • Operating System
    macOS Big Sur
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple iMac 27" 5K (2017)
    CPU
    3.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    Memory
    40 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon Pro 570 4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" 5K, 34" UW
    Screen Resolution
    Mon 1: 5120 × 2880 Mon 2: 2560 x 1080
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    32GB NVME, 1TB SSD

Brink

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@BakRest Ignore my comment about the WinAero app, they haven't updated it yet and you were correct, the Win+X Menu did change in the latest update.

It appears it takes the links from:
Code:
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\
before checking
Code:
%LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX
to add any remaining links.

I can confirm if you removed any items that returned, you can remove them from the Default profile and it will remove them again.

Interesting. Usually the "Default" location is used to apply to new accounts.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

Archigos

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372
Location
Upstate New York
OS
Windows 11 Pro β
I know, but when I deleted some of the links in there and restarted Explorer it worked. :D
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro β
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Laptop 15-eg0070wm
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® Iris® Xᵉ Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
  • Operating System
    macOS Big Sur
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple iMac 27" 5K (2017)
    CPU
    3.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    Memory
    40 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon Pro 570 4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" 5K, 34" UW
    Screen Resolution
    Mon 1: 5120 × 2880 Mon 2: 2560 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    32GB NVME, 1TB SSD
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