Is there any way of making the folder %appData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent writable?

Read-only is always enabled - disabling it and applying the changes to the folder, subfolders, and files seems to take effect but does not.

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The reason I'm asking is because I'm trying to configure ShareX to add new screenshots to Recent Items by setting up an after-capture task / action configured with the equivalent of the CLI command "C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" "$s=(New-Object -COM WScript.Shell).CreateShortcut('$Env:appData\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\<fileName>.lnk');$s.TargetPath='<path>\<fileName>.png';$s.Save()"

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    How did you determine that it is not writable? It is writable on all systems I've seen. – grawity Oct 11 at 12:40
  • @grawity The folder's checkbox "Read-only" is enabled regardless of what I do to it, all options of creating new items within it are greyed out, and the PowerShell command wouldn't create the LNK file in that folder but would in another. – mythofechelon Oct 11 at 12:42
  • Well, the "Read-only" attribute doesn't actually affect folders. It's been repurposed for something different though. – grawity Oct 11 at 12:49
  • @grawity I'm aware of that as the full wording of the checkbox is Read-only (Only applies to files in folder). – mythofechelon Oct 11 at 12:51

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