You might see menus with the most recent items for a particular application all over Windows. Perhaps it’s a newly opened document or some recently viewed videos. Frequent locations work in a similar way and show you the folders you have pinned or recently viewed on your account which are relevant (Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Images, Music etc.). You can view the most recent and frequent places of Windows 10 by opening file explorer. Quick access has all the files and folders which are frequently and recently opened. These files and folders can also be viewed by clicking the file menu in file explorer.

In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to turn off recent and frequent places in Windows 10.

Turn off recent & frequent places in Windows 10

To turn off recent and frequent places in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step:

Click the Search button. Type Settings in the search bar and select the Settings option as the following image is showing:

Settings

Once you have selected the Settings option, the Windows Settings screen will appear in front of you like this:

Windows Settings

Now select the Personalization option as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will select the Personalization option, the following screen will appear:

Personalization

As you can see that the screen is divided into two parts. Now select the Start option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. After selecting the Start option, the following screen will appear:

Show recentöy added apps

Now turn off toggle buttons named Show recently added apps and Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar. The recent places in Windows 10 will be turned off.

Conclusion

By following this procedure most recent and frequent places in Windows 10 will be turned off.

How to turn off recent & frequent places in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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