How to reset and clean Frequent folders from the Home folder in Windows 10

Unlike previous versions of Windows where This PC / Computer was the default location for File Explorer, in Windows 10 there is a new folder called "Home". The "Home" folder is what you see now in Windows 10 when you launch the File Explorer app. You can customize the Home folder like you could customize Favorites. The user can add any desired folder there. Also, since the Windows 10 Start Menu no longer shows Recent items, the Home folder tracks and shows frequently used folders and recent files. In this article, we will see how to reset and clean Frequent folders from the Home folder in Windows 10.

How to add Libraries to the Home folder in Windows 10

Libraries is a special folder in Windows, introduced in Windows 7. It allows you to create libraries - special folders which can aggregate files from several different folders and show it under a single, unified view. A library is an indexed location, meaning Windows Search will be completed faster in a library compared to a regular non-indexed folder. In Windows 7, when you opened Explorer using the mouse, it opened the Libraries folder. In Windows 10, the Home folder is the location at which Explorer opens so if you wish to add Libraries to the Home folder, here's how you can do it.

How to restore default grouping in Home folder in Windows 10

If you accidentally or intentionally changed the grouping order in the Home folder in Windows 10, you might want to restore the default look back. Unfortunately, this can be very confusing for people who are not familiar with File Explorer features. It takes some time even for me to find the proper grouping criteria, so I would like to share with you this simple tip.

How to remove recent files and frequent folders from Home in Windows 10

The updated File Explorer app in Windows 10 has a new default location called 'Home'. In the current preview build, it includes two sections: Frequent folders and Recent files. 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. Or the second solution is to remove recent files or frequent folders (or both) from the Home location in Explorer. Here's how you can do that.

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