In two previous articles, we reviewed how to add Recent Folders and Recent Items locations to Quick Access. The Quick Access folder is the new default location where File Explorer opens in Windows 10. If you want to add Recent Folders and/or Recent Items outside of Quick Access as separate items in the left pane (navigation pane), you can apply a simple Registy tweak as described below.
In Windows 10, Microsoft removed the widely used Recent places option from the navigation pane of File Explorer. Instead, it has the "Recent files" and "Frequent folders" groups inside the Quick Access folder. Many users who used Recent places found this change inconvenient, because your recently opened folders were just one click away. Today we will see how to add Recent places to the left pane of File Explorer in Windows 10.
Windows 10 does not come with the Recent places option in the navigation pane of File Explorer like Windows 8 or Windows 7. Instead, it has the "Recent files" group inside the Quick Access folder. This is not at all convenient for users who were used to accessing Recent places with one click from the navigation pane. Today we will see how to add Recent items to left pane of File Explorer in Windows 10.