How to remove frequent folders from Quick Access in Windows 10

The updated File Explorer app in Windows 10 has a new default location called Quick Access. In the current build, it includes Frequent folders. Users who care about their privacy might not be happy with this feature of the File Explorer app. There are two solutions for these users: the first one is to open This PC instead of Home in Windows 10 as we covered previously. The second is to remove frequent folders from the Quick Access location in Explorer. Here's how you can do that.

  • Open File Explorer.
    open file explorer windows 10
  • Click File -> Change folder and search options:
    Windows 10 change folder and search options
  • Under Privacy, untick Show recently used files in Quick Access:windows 10 remove frequent folders from quick access
    Click Apply and OK buttons.
  • Unpin all pinned folders from Frequent folders in Quick Access. Right click a folder and select Unpin from Quick Access:
    windows 10 unpin from quick access

That's it. Recent files will disappear from Quick Access.
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2 thoughts on “How to remove frequent folders from Quick Access in Windows 10

  1. Keith Le

    Thanks your helpful tip. I don’t like Quick Access on windows 10. I ofter use “Windows + D” to open window explorer

    Reply
  2. nahian

    nice sharing

    Reply

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