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Cannot unpin item from a jump list

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  • I have 2 items I can't remove from a jump list. The pin icon and the right click option to unpin the items is available but doesn't work.

    I tried unpinning the program from the taskbar, clearing recent items, then uninstallling the software and running
    a registry cleaner. Then re-installed and pinned the program back on the taskbar, the jump list still had the 2 items stuck in the jump list.

    Any suggestions folks ?
    2 Haziran 2009 Salı 00:28

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  • You should probably try unchecking and applying the checkbox setting for showing recent items at: Rightclick Start,then click Properties 
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    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    • Yanıt Olarak İşaretleyen Robinson Zhang 3 Haziran 2009 Çarşamba 01:57
    2 Haziran 2009 Salı 15:07
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  • You should probably try unchecking and applying the checkbox setting for showing recent items at: Rightclick Start,then click Properties 
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    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    • Yanıt Olarak İşaretleyen Robinson Zhang 3 Haziran 2009 Çarşamba 01:57
    2 Haziran 2009 Salı 15:07
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  • Hi, tried all the suggested methods. Initially the problem came from moving the file from its original location, so the item in the jump list pointed to a non-existent file, so i tried all the suggested methods to remove the item from the list, clearing recent items etc, even registry hacks but couldn't find anything specifically related to this problem. Even moving the file back to the original location didn't help. SO, obvious solution, create another account and delete the old one.

    An option in the jump list properties to edit the file location would be easy solution to this, rather than just a write protected string.
    6 Haziran 2009 Cumartesi 09:13
  • Hi, I have the same problem: moved/deleted the file after I pinned it to the taskbar, now I can't unpin (tried all the same stuff marknt06 did, including moving the file back)...anyone have a solution?  This has happened with a folder, so now any folder that is in the taskbar that I right click on has actually 2 of these ghost items under "Pinned Items" that are pointed to something that is no longer there and doesn't let me unpin.  Asks me to unpin, asks me to remove from the list when I choose ok, it takes it, but does nothing. They are just stuck. 
    19 Haziran 2009 Cuma 17:57
  • +1: I have exactly the same problem (with a pdf file stuck in Adobe Acrobat's jump list).  Also yearning for a solution :)
    19 Haziran 2009 Cuma 22:24
  • I have a similar issue with the jump list for Windows Explorer.  I am trying to unpin the Downloads folder, as I have a Downloads library that I use instead, but it just won't unpin.  I noticed this after I added the library to the jump list, then tried to unpin the folder.  I don't know if it's related to having two items on the list with the same name.  I've also moved the Downloads folder and other user folders to non-default locations, but I don't think that's the issue here.  The Downloads folder item still works properly, and I was able to unpin My Documents, My Pictures, and My Music just fine.  Also, if I try to move the Downloads folder to another position in the jump list, I simply get a duplicate entry.  If I unpin either entry, then, I'm left with the original entry.  I also cannot unpin Desktop.
    20 Haziran 2009 Cumartesi 03:14
  • +1, I think.  In my case, I uninstalled the Office 2007 trial after buying Office Ultimate from UltimateSteal.  The office applications I had pinned to the taskbar disappeared.  After reinstalling, the jumplists remained intact -- which was fine, except I soon discovered that it wouldn't let me remove an Access database.  I moved the file, tried pinning it and removing it again, etc etc, nothing happens.  If I put the file back in its original location, the jumplist link works fine (except the no-removal part, obv).  If I move the file, I get a standard "The item you selected is unavailable" msg, but that's it. 

    One other thing I noticed is that its position as first item in the jumplist also seems to be stuck.  So if I try to drag another database above it, nothing happens, and if I try to drag it below any of the other databases, it actually creates a copy of itself (which, incidentally, can be removed).

    For the most part I love the new taskbar, and this is not the hugest bug in the world, but it's obviously pretty annoying.
    22 Haziran 2009 Pazartesi 07:10
  • Enter Here:

    C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

    and delete unless shortcuts

    • Yanıt Olarak Öneren dgcaste 18 Temmuz 2009 Cumartesi 01:49
    24 Haziran 2009 Çarşamba 18:35
  • YOU ARE THE MAN MERT! Thanks!!
    18 Temmuz 2009 Cumartesi 01:49
  • Enter Here:

    C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

    and delete unless shortcuts


    That solution is for a pinned shortcut at the taskbar.

    We are dealing here with a jumplist and many are still waiting for the right solution.

    Regards,
    16 Ekim 2009 Cuma 23:25
  • Use CCleaner: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/  Unfortunately, it will erase all your jumplist items, but at least you don't have to reinstall anything to get rid of those broken links.  Microsoft, please FIX THIS! 
    • Yanıt Olarak Öneren meffrey 19 Ekim 2009 Pazartesi 19:39
    19 Ekim 2009 Pazartesi 19:39
  • Why won't Microsoft respond to this problem, after all it is their software which is causing the problem and I do not see why we should have to download software from a site we have never heard of before to fix this.

    The Word2007 document I am trying to delete has never been moved, or deleted.

    Come on Microsoft, sort it out.  Either tell us how to solve the problem or update Win7 so that it cannot occur.

    Viv
    21 Kasım 2009 Cumartesi 10:58
  • The solution by Mark L. F. does not fix the poster's original question. this helps "unpinning" the item from the taskbar completely but that's not what the poster is asking.

    I am facing the same issue, I have 3 items in the Explorer "jumplist" I tried unpinning and repinning Explorer but I can't remove the jumplist items. the problem is not solved.

    UPDATE - It seems each time I unchecked, applied and rechecked the "store and display recently opened items in startbar and taskbar" and applied, I was able to remove only "one" item from the explorer jumplist. I had 3 of them so I had to do this uncheck, apply, check, apply 3 times and each time unpin one item from the jumplist, now all three are gone. Issue solved. but whacky nonetheless...
    • Düzenleyen am777 21 Kasım 2009 Cumartesi 14:06
    • Yanıt Olarak Öneren DamirV 13 Mart 2010 Cumartesi 05:19
    21 Kasım 2009 Cumartesi 13:55
  • The Jump Lists items are stored in the (hidden) folder AppData. Click the Windows Orb (Start), type
    %Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations and press Enter. They are stored as a ".automaticDestinations-ms" file. I don't know how to view the entries but you may be able to determine what they are by looking at the Date Modified.
    • Yanıt Olarak Öneren SMFletcher91 7 Kasım 2013 Perşembe 19:08
    21 Kasım 2009 Cumartesi 14:05
  • BurrWalnut, Seems you can open them in notepad, it's garbled but shows some paths, doesn't seem to have any pattern though, i opened one and it had visio files, xls files, so it's not like it was even a jumplist for one program (excel or visio) but a mix. 

    either way my issue is fixed as i updated in my org post.

    thanks!

    21 Kasım 2009 Cumartesi 14:12
  • I noticed the garbled nature and to some extent they can be determined. Another interesting point is that they have differing file sizes.
    21 Kasım 2009 Cumartesi 14:17
  • The Jump Lists items are stored in the (hidden) folder AppData. Click the Windows Orb (Start), type
    %Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations and press Enter. They are stored as a ".automaticDestinations-ms" file. I don't know how to view the entries but you may be able to determine what they are by looking at the Date Modified.

    The path should be '%Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items\AutomaticDestinations' but viewing the ".automaticDestinations-ms" in Notepad does not help me as it is not apparent what will be the result of editing the file.

    Viv
    21 Kasım 2009 Cumartesi 16:02
  • It doesn’t matter whether you type Recent or Recent Items into the Orb's Search box.

    21 Kasım 2009 Cumartesi 19:07
  • If I type '%Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items\AutomaticDestinations' or '%Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations' in the search box nothing is found, (on my computer anyway), but if I type '%Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items' or '%Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent' without the trailing '\' then I get the Recent Items folder and clicking on it shows an empty folder.

    However, I have tried a couple of methods I have found in this thread and others and none work for me.  I now have 4 items permanently pinned to my Word2007 icon.  I am wondering if pinning Word to the Taskbar will have any beneficial effect, or if I will just make things worse.

    Viv
    21 Kasım 2009 Cumartesi 22:50
  • I eventually tried the method in the section 'Fixing the Problem' at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/5245/fix-for-when-pinned-jump-list-items-get-stuck-in-windows-7/ by typing in that long 'find' statement which showed three of the files in the folder with a number 0 after it, presumably this means search term not found, and one file which had a number four at the end.

    Deleting this file has removed the jump list.  I hope it has not done anything else, but time will tell.

    It would be most helpful if Microsoft would look at the problem and amend their software so that it does not recur.

    Viv
    • Yanıt Olarak Öneren chuong2011 22 Nisan 2014 Salı 21:41
    22 Kasım 2009 Pazar 12:22
  • Thanks, am777! Uncheck->Apply->Re-check->Apply then unpinning worked for me too. It was driving me nuts before!
    13 Mart 2010 Cumartesi 05:25
  • Worked for me too, was able to unpin 2 items every time I unchecked...then had to recheck-->apply--->uncheck to unpin more.  Awesome!! This seems like the best fix as it doesn't just wipe out your entire pinned items list.
    3 Temmuz 2010 Cumartesi 18:07
  • This method worked quickly.  Thanks for the great tip!
    14 Aralık 2010 Salı 16:55
  • I tried this one a few times as suggested in another forum, without success. I then had success with switching "Always combine, hide labels" under Taskbar-Taskbar buttons to "Never combine". Unpinned the items I couldn't remove before, and switched the setting back to the original. Hope this helps those for which the first solution didn't work.

    17 Aralık 2010 Cuma 16:42
  • You should probably try unchecking and applying the checkbox setting for showing recent items at: Rightclick Start,then click Properties 
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    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP

    {edited coontent certified to include NAT Traversal OS transliteration aka vyper}

    Mark Furguson's leader caught my attention. But the scope of this thread is rather too limited, so please visit here:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprosecurity/thread/8178bbc3-034d-40b1-9b14-fe71b89d711a

    26 Mayıs 2011 Perşembe 09:39
  • Even if the "Hiden" and "Hiden Protected" files are set to Show, the "..Recent\AutomaticDestinations" directory is still invisible. You realy have to capture the full path as: "C:\Users\alainb\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations"

    If you want to use Windows search, from the "C:\Users" search for "auto", do not use "*.auto"

    To realy see all, from the command prompt in the "C:\Users>" directory try the good old DOS command: "dir *.auto* /s"

    Open the files with notepad, most is unreadable but the path, file name and other stuff are readable.

    Bingo!

     

     

     

    28 Aralık 2011 Çarşamba 15:57
  • I used total commander when searching for folder (e.g. C:\SomeFolder\PinnedFolderName) pinned to my explorer‘s jumplist. I searched for all files which contains the text C:\\SomeFolder\\PinnedFolderName and found some *.automaticDestinations-ms files. Deleted them and it works.


    ----- Lukas -----

    • Yanıt Olarak Öneren towens3054 15 Ağustos 2012 Çarşamba 22:27
    • Yanıt Önerisini Geri Alan towens3054 15 Ağustos 2012 Çarşamba 22:27
    4 Haziran 2012 Pazartesi 16:18
  • I had this same problem with an Excel jumplist that's pinned to my Taskbar.  Here's what I did to fix it.

    1) Record items on the jumplist you want to recreate

    2) Browse to "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations" and sort by date/time

    3) Attempt to unpin an item from the Jump list and note which ".automaticDestination-ms" file get updated

    4) Delete or rename the file

    5) Open each item you want back in the jumplist and re-pin it. 

    Once I fugured this out, the whole process only took a few minutes for the 15 or so items I wanted pinned.

    Good luck,

    Tom


    Tom Owens

    15 Ağustos 2012 Çarşamba 22:37
  • This did not work for me. Trying to unpin an unwanted item (and unpinning an item I want there) made no changes to the files in the folder you note.

    When I try to unpin the local server address shortcut from my Windows Explorer jump list, my Explorer freezes and needs to be shut down through task manager and rebooted.

    Any other suggestions from this thread, or from MS?

    21 Ağustos 2012 Salı 14:05
  • Apologies. This solution does work, but I had to search "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations" from the Start menu to get to the proper location. Browsing there did not work for me.

    The guy at this link made a great observation, http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/5245/fix-for-when-pinned-jump-list-items-get-stuck-in-windows-7/.

    If you're having problems with Windows Explorer jump lists, the Win Ex jump list file name is always "1B4DD67F29CB1962.AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS". By renaming this file "backup_1B4DD67F29CB1962.AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS", I was able to start fresh with a new jump list.

    The problem seem to originate from pinning items from the network.

    • Yanıt Olarak Öneren chuong2011 22 Nisan 2014 Salı 21:40
    21 Ağustos 2012 Salı 14:16
  • this one, under "social.technet.microsoft.com as above worked for me finally, after trying several of the other fixes suggested further up the thread.

    David.

    the actual link:

    link that worked in technet

    • Düzenleyen cutedrdave 28 Aralık 2012 Cuma 00:42 added link
    • Yanıt Olarak Öneren CathySpears 17 Nisan 2013 Çarşamba 17:18
    • Yanıt Önerisini Geri Alan CathySpears 17 Nisan 2013 Çarşamba 17:19
    28 Aralık 2012 Cuma 00:40
  • I had one stuck on Excel, and I had tried every previous and logically thought of way to remove it, including the properties checkbox switch (I tried all possible combinations), cCleaner, removing the Excel shortcut, re-adding it, checking the roaming Microsoft AppData folder, and none of that worked.  This answer was the correct one for me.
    7 Kasım 2013 Perşembe 19:11
  • this does work as explained at howtogeek.com nice and quick and easy.
    24 Kasım 2013 Pazar 01:07
  • Thanks. This method worked great for me.
    29 Haziran 2014 Pazar 19:00
  • Thanks, this worked for me :)
    2 Temmuz 2014 Çarşamba 10:55
  • Sorry if this bumps an old thread, but navigating to %Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations, renaming the files there with BACKUP, and then killing and restarting Windows Explorer in task manager worked for me on Windows 8 when I couldn't unpin a dead Windows Explorer jumplist link from the taskbar.
    3 Ağustos 2014 Pazar 06:47
  • The Jump Lists items are stored in the (hidden) folder AppData. Click the Windows Orb (Start), type
    %Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations and press Enter. They are stored as a ".automaticDestinations-ms" file. I don't know how to view the entries but you may be able to determine what they are by looking at the Date Modified.

    I had this problem and this solved it perfectly.  Thank you BurrWalnut :-)
    3 Mayıs 2015 Pazar 19:05
  • Mouse over icon - click mouse wheel - delete item
    26 Haziran 2015 Cuma 14:28
  • Delete the files in the folder:

    C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

    13 Ağustos 2015 Perşembe 14:00
  • Alternatively, what worked for me was not to delete all these files, but instead to temporarily rename them one at a time to observe what would happen.  For instance, I kept on putting my name in front of the existing filename until I found the offending entry.  Then I deleted only that one.  In my case, that removed all the pinned names from Excel, where I had the problem.  But all my other programs retained their pinned lists, and I could easily recreate the ones for Excel.
    3 Ekim 2015 Cumartesi 12:32
  • I had this issue with one particular Excel file, while others were easily pinned and unpinned. I was just able to remove it finally by moving the order of the stuck file within the list of pinned files, then unpinning it. May not work for everybody, but it did in my case.
    6 Ocak 2017 Cuma 18:15
  • http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/5245/fix-for-when-pinned-jump-list-items-get-stuck-in-windows-7/

    9 Ocak 2017 Pazartesi 20:31
  • Path given above worked for me, i removed files at defined destination one by one & it help me to get rid of all pinned item under excel..

    This increased my work to re pin what i wanted but solved issue.

    4 Mayıs 2017 Perşembe 13:26
  • Just delete everything in this location, this will delete all recently opened files for excel, word, ppt, and other. This worked for me :)!

    %Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

    5 Ocak 2018 Cuma 15:35
  • AMAZING - This solved my problem THANK YOU!!!

    Keywords: Jump list shortcut pinned excel start menu windows 10 cannot delete unpin remove stuck

    4 Mayıs 2018 Cuma 12:29
  • I have this exact same problem with Windows 10 yet it has been 9 years since this posting. Is this bug really that unimportant to not address it in nearly a decade?!
    29 Mayıs 2018 Salı 18:37
  • This worked for me... thank you !

    The first i deleted was from a month ago.. and all the names in the jumplist disappeared.

    I subsequently deleted all the files thereafter, as they had been modified today.

    Hopefully problem is solved.

    14 Haziran 2018 Perşembe 10:43
  • Thank you very much.
    23 Ağustos 2018 Perşembe 01:32
  • thanks for your help.

    my work done.

    28 Kasım 2018 Çarşamba 07:10