How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10

How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10

By default, Windows File Explorer displays in the left panel frequently used files or folders. So anyone who opens it or looks at how you work can identify which files you are work with most often. If you want to stop file explorer from showing recent files in Windows 10, you need to do as follows:

  1. Open File ExplorerHow To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10
  2. Click on the View tab, and choose the Options to open the Folder Options menu.How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10
  3. While on the General tab, Find the Privacy settings and uncheck Show recently used files in Quick access and Show frequently used folders in Quick accessHow To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10
  4. You can Clear File Explorer history as well.How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10
  5. Press Apply and OKHow To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10  How To Hide Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer of Windows 10
  6. Done. In this way, you can prevent Windows 10 from displaying the recently and frequently used files and folders, in Quick Access and hence maintain your privacy.
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