Remove Quick Access icon from File Explorer in Windows



Remove Quick Access icon from File Explorer in Windows

Quick Access is one of the several features introduced with Windows 10. it helps users by listing links of the most frequently accessed files and folders. Many people don’t like the Quick Access view in File Explorer and they want to restore previous default view in File Explorer which shows list of drives. you may want to disable the Quick Access feature in order to give File Explorer a much cleaner look.

How to Remove Quick Access Icon from File Explorer in Windows 10

Method 1:

1- Just download the quick_access_icon.zip file (at the end of the page).

2- Open it, and double click the quick_access_icon.vbe file it  file it contains. Confirm the User Account Control dialog if prompted.

3- “File Explorer Quick Access Icon has been removed” Click ok button.

Remove Quick Access icon from File Explorer in Windows

Close all File Explorer windows and then re-open File Explorer.

Remove Quick Access icon from File Explorer in Windows

Tips: First click will File Explorer Quick Access Icon has been removed . Second click will File Explorer Quick Access Icon has been added.

Remove Quick Access icon from File Explorer in Windows

Remove Quick Access icon from File Explorer in Windows

Method 2:

Open Windows Explorer At “This PC” Instead Of Quick Access

Method 3:

1- Open Registry Editor.
2- Now go to following key:

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

In right-side pane, right-click and select New -> DWORD option. Set its name as HubMode and change its value to 1

That’s all. Close all File Explorer windows and then re-open File Explorer. You’ll notice that Quick Access icon has disappeared from Navigation Pane. Alternatively, you can restart the Explorer shell.

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