File Explorer/AD User: How Can I remove Folder pins?


CartmansPiehole

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I'm trying to remove the folder pins from File Explorer for an AD user via Group Policy. I know there's no actual Group Policy setting for this, so I'm essentially going to put together a login script, in Powershell which will modify the correct Registry Keys/Values. In attempting to do such things, I always apply a registry edit manually to test.

I was able to do this in Windows 10, but not in Windows 11. Is there a way? And if so, how? The end goal is to apply something through Group Policy, as I have 150+ computers in my network. Going to each machine is not an option.

The folders in question are these pinned items:
  • Desktop
  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Videos
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    N/A
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-5960x
    Motherboard
    Rampage V Extreme
    Memory
    64GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 980 SC'd
I'm trying to remove the folder pins from File Explorer for an AD user via Group Policy. I know there's no actual Group Policy setting for this, so I'm essentially going to put together a login script, in Powershell which will modify the correct Registry Keys/Values. In attempting to do such things, I always apply a registry edit manually to test.

I was able to do this in Windows 10, but not in Windows 11. Is there a way? And if so, how? The end goal is to apply something through Group Policy, as I have 150+ computers in my network. Going to each machine is not an option.

The folders in question are these pinned items:
  • Desktop
  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Videos


Most of those tweaks are listed in here... starting with this group... Add/Remove folders from ThisPC (Windows 11)...
Just scroll down till you get to them. :-)



Or just go straight to this one...




And a LOT more...

 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
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