How to Change the Order of Quick Access Toolbar Items in File Explorer

  1. mangorunner's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home v1803, Build 17134.345
       12 Oct 2018 #1

    How to Change the Order of Quick Access Toolbar Items in File Explorer


    How do I change/reorder File Explorer's Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) items? I put a bunch of ribbon commands on the File Explorer Quick Access Toolbar but I'm not happy with the order in which they appear... I added them as I came across them and now I would like to resort them into a more logical order.

    This is never a problem for any of the Office QAT bars: just click the right-hand drop-down arrow on the toolbar and up pops a menu to "Customize Quick Access Toolbar". Click More Commands... and from there, on the right-hand side, I can move up or move down any item until I'm happy with the order.

    Is there a reason this option does not appear on the File Explorer QAT?

    Since it doesn't, how do I open this dialog?

    My system is fully up-to-date. I appreciate your help.

    Thanks!
    Carol
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  2.    12 Oct 2018 #2

    Hi, lacking such an option, I wondered if there was anything sensible in the registry - pure optimism of course.

    How to Customize File Explorers Quick Access Toolbar in Windows 10

    appears to show where the data for the toolbar is stored. Unfortunately it does not look helpful, much as you might expect. Nor would you wish to be accessing such data in any case.
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  3.    12 Oct 2018 #3

    mangorunner said: View Post
    How do I change/reorder File Explorer's Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) items?
    Remove them and start over, (in the order you desire)
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  4.    12 Oct 2018 #4

    I just click and drag mine to the order I like.
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  5.    13 Oct 2018 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    Remove them and start over, (in the order you desire)
    You can just drag and drop items manually to sort them.
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  6.    13 Oct 2018 #6

    Drag 'n drop doesn't work for me- maybe that's implemented in 1803 on. Other internet comments refer to removing and re-adding- but perhaps those are about older builds?
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  7.    13 Oct 2018 #7

    Drag and Drop does not work.
    You have to remove all of them then add items in your preferred order...

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  8. mangorunner's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home v1803, Build 17134.345
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       13 Oct 2018 #8

    Drag and drop does not work for me, either. (If it did, this post would not exist.) I have Windows 10 Home 1803.

    @dalchina, thanks for the link in your first post. I think I had come across that in my research awhile back, but it was interesting to see.

    @Edwin, touche with your recommendation to remove and start over by adding them in the desired order. That will probably be the best and quickest way for the moment. A nice printscreen will assist me in remembering what toolbar items I have/had.

    Thanks for the help, everyone!
    Carol
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