Windows 11 Explorer no longer allows to manually re-order items (by dragging them) in the Quick Access Navigation Panel. Newly added folders go to the bottom of the list and trying to drag them into a different place is not working with a red "forbidden" icon displayed.

Quick Access Navigation Pane


The issue seems to be a slightly obscure Windows Explorer bug. After some experimenting I found a workaround:

  • In Windows Explorer go to Options > View
  • Scroll down to the Navigation Pane section and select "Show This PC". Leave all other items unchecked.
    Windows Explorer Options
  • Save the changes.

Quick Access bar re-ordering now works just fine...

Quick Access Navigation Pane

March 2023
Windows 11 Pro (22H2)


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