File Explorer Quick Access Permissions Error

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I am an administrator on my PC (Dell XPS 8940) running Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621.525 Beta insider build. When I try to pin or unpin anything to my File Explorer Quick Access in the Navigation pane I get the following error: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I have checked all the permissions I can think of and mine is set to "Full Control".

If I log onto another Admin account everything works fine. I have searched the internet but cannot seem to find anything related (except check your permissions are set correctly).

I ran an update from the latest Windows 11 22H2 ISO file and it had no effect.

I really do not want to reset my Windows as I have a lot of customization and applications.

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