The answer above was useful, but did not work for me. Clear did simply not clean it up. However, I have found a way to get rid of it.
I have tried to unpin it with the little “pin icon” next to the entry. This did not show any result. However, there is also a “unpin” context menu entry (right mouse). This for some reason did work.
Remove Quick Access Unpin History For All Users
Some machines exhibit the same error not allowing old pins to be undone.
Copy and Paste:
Remove-Item -Path C:\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations\f01b4d95cf55d32a.automaticDestinations-ms -Forceinto powershell and hit enter.
Close and reopen file explorer. Done. The quick accesss pin customisations and history has deleted on all user profiles on that machine.
However, I cannot remove it, because when I try to “unpin” it I get an
error “Location is not available”.
- Open Folder Options
- Click the Clear button
An alternative solution is to recreate the folder and/or file that is pinned to
Quick access and then unpin the location.
You can also remove the Quick access Shortcuts themselves by doing the following:
- Navigate to
I had this issue too. I managed to only make it work by creating the folder in question, renaming it to ensure that Windows knew it matched the QuickAccess pin, and then deleting the folder. Don’t know if that will help you.