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How to disable quick access in File Explorer on Windows 10

enero 25, 2020

One of the most recent features brought by Windows 10 is the quick access view. Microsoft changed the name, origin, of Windows Explorer to File Explorer in Windows 8. You can see the list of recently used files and folders, all the history of use of File Explorer is there. . This is very useful because the File Explorer automatically displays the list of the most used files and folders and allows quick access to them. But if you don't like this feature, you can change the file explorer to old view with a few settings. In this article, we're going to show you how to turn off quick access to Windows 10 File Explorer.

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How to disable quick access in File Explorer on Windows 10

Change the way to open File Explorer from "Quick Access" to "This PC"

First what you see when you open File Explorer is "Quick Access" with all the recently used files and folders. Many of us like to use the old "My Computer" view with all the devices and drives available. In addition, in the My computer view are visible: Office, Documents, Downloads, Music, Images and Videos.

If you want to open File Explorer under This PC view, click the File tab in the upper left corner of the screen, then click Change folders and search options. In the General tab, select Open file explorer to and replace Quick access with This PC.

Return your favorite folders to the sidebar

Old favorites list which has been placed at the top of the file explorer window on the left side. Well, "Quick Access" is nothing new, but the same old favorites list with a new design. this list, you can add any folder and it will always be visible. In addition, Windows adds frequently used folders to help the user who does not know how to customize the most used folders. If you want to make a "quick access" like the old favorites list, you must stop showing the folders you have used recently.

Go to the "File" tab, click on "Change folder and search options" and in the "General" tab, in the Confidentiality box, uncheck "Show recently used files in Quick access" and "Show Frequently Used Folders in Quick Access ". Click Apply after that. Then it will be easy to add your own folders and also easy to delete them by selecting "Remove from quick access".

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