[SOLVED] Can’t pin folders to Quick Access (The parameter is incorrect.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: some commenters reported that while the method described below DOES restore the ability to add new items to the quick access area, it also removed their existing (old) quick access folders/shortcuts. Therefore, they had to re-add those items. I recommend backing up or taking note of what folders/shortcuts you have BEFORE carrying out this tip. 👍👍

Question. I am trying to pin my Google Drive folder to the new “Quick access” list in Windows 10 but it fails with a dialog showing “The parameter is incorrect“. Can you help?

Answer. Certainly! Please try the following 🙂

#1 Open a command prompt (it does not have to have administrator privileges)

#2 Paste:

del /F /Q %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

(all one line)

The magic command to fix Quick Access woes

The magic command to fix Quick Access woes

#3 Press Enter key to run the command

Voila, you should be able to add any folder now, including Google Drive or Music or whatever. Woot! 🙂

Okay, now we got this!

Okay, now we got this!

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