Quick Access in Windows 10 is not working

If you find that Quick Access is broken or not working in Windows 10, then this post may be able to help you fix the problem. Quick Access is a new feature in Windows 10 File Explorer navigation pane. This feature is useful, as it helps users quickly navigate to locations which are frequently used by you, as well those, which were recently used by you. If you have no use for it, you can however always disable Quick Access in the Navigation Pane of File Explorer.

Quick Access in Windows 10 not working

Quick Access in Windows 10 not working

If Quick Access in Windows 10 is not working, then do the following.

First disable Quick Access and then r-enable it and see if it helps.

If not, then open File Explorer and paste the following folder paths in the address bar and hit Enter.

  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations

Once the folder is opened, press Ctrl+A to select all its contents. Now right-click and select Delete, to  delete all the files in the folder.

Do the same for both the above-mentioned folders.

Restart your Windows 10 computer and see if it has helped fix the problem.

This will also help you fix a broken Recent Items in Jump List problem.

Some Windows 10 users have been facing several issues after they upgraded their Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 to Windows 10. If you too are facing some issues, then this post will help you fix some of the common Windows 10 problems. Do take a look at it.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.