Quick access pinned items keep disappearing (Windows 10)

Hi,

A Windows 10 user keeps losing this 'pinned' quick access shortcuts. The pinned items stay for a couple of days before disappearing.
We have another 20 users using Windows 10 and none of them are experiencing this. What could be causing this?

I have tried following instructions in this article; https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3f60l6/broken_quick_access/

Thanks
jbailey808Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try first a complete uninstall/reinstall of Office. restart in between.

If that does not work, find the Microsoft Media Creation Link, choose the second option, click on download and select Run in place. Keep Everything
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
create a new user profile, does it have the same issue?
also, withen the link, there is this solution, did you tried it?
Had an issue with Quick Access not working aswell, finally managed to fix this by going to these 2 folders and removing all files within them.

%AppData%\Microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations

%AppData%\Microsoft\windows\recent\customdestinations
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jbailey808Author Commented:
create a new user profile, does it have the same issue?
also, withen the link, there is this solution, did you tried it?

    Had an issue with Quick Access not working aswell, finally managed to fix this by going to these 2 folders and removing all files within them.
    %AppData%\Microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations

    %AppData%\Microsoft\windows\recent\customdestinations

Hi, Yes I have tried creating a new user profile and the issue still persisted. I have also tried following the solution in the article I mentioned.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Have they pinned more than 20 items?  That is the limit for Quick Access.  Old items are removed.
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jbailey808Author Commented:
Hi,

No, we tried pinning 1 item after it had removed the previous ones and within a week it had disappeared.

Thanks
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Further to John's last comment, if you do need to do an upgrade repair, then the following article I recently published should be of help to you.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/31982/Non-Destructive-Repair-of-Windows-10-Answers-to-commonly-asked-questions.html

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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jbailey808Author Commented:
Thanks guys. This seems to be the only way.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you for the update
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