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  1. Posts : 71,286
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #10

    You're most welcome Gurn, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it was able to help. :)
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #11

    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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  3. Posts : 71,286
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #12

    You're most welcome Chris, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 professional
       #13

    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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  5. Posts : 71,286
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #14

    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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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 professional
       #15

    Yes, I can remove it normally without issue.
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  7. Posts : 71,286
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Good news.
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 professional
       #17

    But I need to do so on 1000 pcs...
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  9. Posts : 71,286
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #18

    cmark said:
    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.
    cmark said:
    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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  10. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 professional
       #19

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