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Pinned Items Disappearing

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1

    Pinned Items Disappearing


    I have a problem with pinned items disppearing on me. It only happens with the File Explorer pinned items. About once a week, nearly all of them disappear (the only one that stays is one I use nearly everyday, it's at the very top of the list).
    I do use CCleaner, I read it affects the pinned. I use it rarely (once a month or two), but the pinned don't disappear immediately after. The first time it happened, I found out that turning off Auto Maintenance helps. I did that, and the problem disappeared for a few months. It came back recently, despite the Auto Maintenance still being off.
    Please help, I'd really appreciate some advice.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    do you mean disappear from the recent list when you right click on the pinned file manager icon on the taskbar .[they would not be considered pinned items ]if so that would get removed in many ways ,and yes ccleaner would be one if it was set to clean recent documents in windows explorer .as would other tools used like windows disk cleanup,iam not sure exactly how you would fix it but I guess making sure that "windows explorer recent files" is uncheck in all program that do this type of cleanup
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    do you mean disappear from the recent list when you right click on the pinned file manager icon on the taskbar .[they would not be considered pinned items ]if so that would get removed in many ways ,and yes ccleaner would be one if it was set to clean recent documents in windows explorer .as would other tools used like windows disk cleanup,iam not sure exactly how you would fix it but I guess making sure that "windows explorer recent files" is uncheck in all program that do this type of cleanup
    No, I don't mean my Recent List. I mean my Pinned Items, the ones above the Recent List that I had to right-click and chose "Pin to this list". Those are the problem ones.
    Any ideas?
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    sorry not sure what you would even be pinning to there
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  5. #5


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    sorry not sure what you would even be pinning to there
    Folders I visit often, so I don't have to look for them.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    A screenshot would help.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by madwriter223 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    sorry not sure what you would even be pinning to there
    Folders I visit often, so I don't have to look for them.
    ok, I don't use mine in that manner ,when I right click a folder I only option to pin to Start ,and the send to option ,,maybe do the right click on the folder and send to desktop, then create a folder on the desktop and put them in it ,easy to find then
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  8. #8


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    A screenshot would help.
    A screenshot of my pinned or a screenshot of the problem? (if the latter, I'd have to wait for it to happen again)
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  9. #9


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by madwriter223 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    sorry not sure what you would even be pinning to there
    Folders I visit often, so I don't have to look for them.
    ok, I don't use mine in that manner ,when I right click a folder I only option to pin to Start ,and the send to option ,,maybe do the right click on the folder and send to desktop, then create a folder on the desktop and put them in it ,easy to find then
    Right click any folder on your Recent List and you'll see the option 'Pin to this list'. It'll be right there, much easier to use than desktop shortcuts, in my opinion.
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I would like to see a screen shot of where you get the option to pin a folder to file explorer frequent list, all I get is a pint to start
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