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Windows 7: Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area

23 Jun 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Gurn, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it was able to help.


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20 Sep 2013   #11
Chris01

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just registered to say thanks for that small but very important fix. This was driving me nuts.

For reference, my issue was that after pinning the Network icon in the Start menu manually by drag & drop, i could not remove it by "Remove from this list". Other answers didn't work either as Windows' icons (such as "Network" or "My Computer") do not show up in %appdata folders, so you cannot remove them. Thanks again!
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20 Sep 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Chris, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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01 Apr 2016   #13
cmark

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Any tips on deleting just a specific pinned item?
When I try some logical steps it does nothing.

DEL "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu\Hyperspace ACE2"

I replaced the * with "Hyperspace ACE2" in hopes of removing that pinned item but it goes nowhere.
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01 Apr 2016   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello cmark, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to unpin the item from Start normally?

Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to
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01 Apr 2016   #15
cmark

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Yes, I can remove it normally without issue.
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02 Apr 2016   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Good news.
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04 Apr 2016   #17
cmark

Windows 7 professional
 
 

But I need to do so on 1000 pcs...
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04 Apr 2016   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmark View Post
Any tips on deleting just a specific pinned item?
When I try some logical steps it does nothing.

DEL "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu\Hyperspace ACE2"

I replaced the * with "Hyperspace ACE2" in hopes of removing that pinned item but it goes nowhere.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmark View Post
But I need to do so on 1000 pcs...
In that case, you will also need to delete the pinned item from the registry location below. It may be best to export this location before and after manually unpinning it from Start to know which one to delete on the other PCs.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage2
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04 Apr 2016   #19
cmark

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Thank you very much, that saved me a ton of time!
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