#StackBounty: #windows-10 #windows-explorer #icons #user-interface Remove the grey pins from Quick Access in Windows 10

Bounty: 100

How to remove the grey pin icons from Quick Access in File Explorer in Windows 10?

  • So that they are transparent or turned off.
  • Use of registry, hack or any means welcome, the simpler the better, prefer not to use a program if possible.
  • Means of reverting.
  • The only purpose is to decluter the user interface.
  • Windows 10 Pro Version 1803

How to remove the grey pin icons from Windows 10 Quick Access

Research:

  • The icon is located in: C:WindowsSystem32imageres.dll
  • Similar SU post here for Quick Access icon change via registry
  • Following on from that, searched through the registry for imageres.dll,-5100
    HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerCommandStoreshellWindows.PinToHome
    HKLMSOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerCommandStoreshellWindows.PinToHome
    
    Explorer Handler {70438d09-456a-4a6f-86fe-1c1a3afc699e}
    Icon %SystemRoot%System32imageres.dll,-5100
    
  • Have tried editing the icon location as Trusted Installer using PowerRun_x64.exe, to change it to a new transparent icon, such as with .reg file:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerCommandStoreshellWindows.PinToHome]
    "Icon"="C:\Settings\Icons\blank.ico"
    
  • though no change occurred in file explorer.


PowerRun is a portable freeware to launch regedit.exe , Cmd.exe or other software with the same privileges as the TrustedInstaller / Nt Authority/ System.


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