The Quick Access feature of Windows 10 keeps a track of your recently accessed files and folders and whenever you launch your File Explorer, you always see a list of your frequently accessed items under the Quick Access tab. However, many Windows 10 users do not want to see all this information every time they open up File Explorer. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can disable the Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 10.

Disabling the Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 10

In order to disable the Quick Access in the File Explorer in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the following image:

file explorer

Now click on the File tab in order to launch a menu as highlighted in the image shown above.

Select the Change Folder and Search Options from this menu as highlighted in the image shown below:

Change Folder and Search Options

As soon as you will click on it, the Folder Options window will appear on your screen as shown in the following image:

Folder Options window

Now click on the dropdown list corresponding to the field saying, “Open File Explorer to” in order to expand it as highlighted in the image shown above.

Select This PC option instead of Quick Access from this dropdown list in order to disable the Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 10 as highlighted in the image shown below:

Open File Explorer to > This PC

Now click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button in order to save your settings as highlighted in the image shown above.

Conclusion

In this way, you can easily disable the Quick Access feature on File Explorer in Windows 10 and hence prevent Windows 10 from displaying a record of your frequently accessed items.

How to Disable Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 10
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