Windows 10

Win 10 | Quick Access list is empty

After recently applying a new update to Windows 10 1803 i noticed that my Quick Access list is completely empty. To add to the issue whenever i tried to add an additional location to Quick Access a error message appear stating it can’t find the location or the path is incorrect.

After spending some time looking into the issue, i found that my CustomDestinations and AutomaticDestinations folders were missing. These folders hold the files that store your Quick Access content. So the fix i put in placed was:

  1. Open Powershell as admin and enter the following:
cd "C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent"

REN AutomaticDestinations\f01b4d95cf55d32a.automaticDestinations-ms AutomaticDestinations\f01b4d95cf55d32a.automaticDestinations-msOLD

REN CustomDestinations\f01b4d95cf55d32a.customDestinations-ms CustomDestinations\f01b4d95cf55d32a.customDestinations-msOLD

Restart the machine and log back in. You should then be able to pin items to Quick Access.

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