Personalization Add or Remove Quick Access in File Explorer Home in Windows 11


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Starting with Windows 11 build 22593, Quick access in File Explorer (Win+E) is now called Home. The name Quick access has been repurposed for the pinned/frequent Folders section, and Pinned files is now called Favorites to align with Office and OneDrive. Recent and pinned files (Favorites) displayed in Home are now searchable using the search box in File Explorer even if they are not local files, so you can find Office files recently shared with you.

Home in the navigation pane is the default homepage of File Explorer (Win+E) that allows you to quickly access and view your pinned/frequent folders (Quick access), Favorites (pinned files), and Recent files from one location.
  • Quick access = Displays up to 11 folders that you pinned or frequently opened on the system.
  • Favorites = Pinned files.
  • Recent = Displays up to 25 files that you most recently opened.
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Quick access section in File Explorer Home for all users in Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove Quick access in File Explorer Home, Open/Save dialogs, and Common Item Dialogs.


This tutorial will only work in Windows 11 build 22593 and higher.


EXAMPLE: Quick access in File Explorer Home, Open/Save dialog, and Common Item Dialog

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Quick_access_in_open-save_dialog.png


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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

2 Add Quick access to File Explorer Home

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Quick_access_to_File_Explorer_Home_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HomeFolderMSGraph\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{3936E9E4-D92C-4EEE-A85A-BC16D5EA0819}]
@="Frequent Places Folder"

3 Remove Quick access from File Explorer Home

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Quick_access_from_File_Explorer_Home_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HomeFolderMSGraph\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{3936E9E4-D92C-4EEE-A85A-BC16D5EA0819}]

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If Home in File Explorer is currently open, then refresh (F5) or close and open the window to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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K, I think I found it..., although, I managed to eliminate the Home button from the Navigation Pane, which is all I wanted to accomplish in the first place. Quick Access still remains and still functions as such, as do the items pinned to it.

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K, I think I found it..., although, I managed to eliminate the Home button from the Navigation Pane, which is all I wanted to accomplish in the first place. Quick Access still remains and still functions as such, as do the items pinned to it

Ah, that removes Home from the navigation pane instead of the Quick access section in Home.

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If you like, the tutorial below will remove Home from the navigation pane without having to mess with the permissions of the key you posted.

 

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