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Clearing recent file history in Microsoft Windows 10

Category: Windows OS

Microsoft Windows 10 keeps a running list of all of the files and folders that you have recently opened. While this can be a helpful feature, there may be times that you wish to clear out the list.

To turn off the feature completely:

  1. Open the Microsoft Windows Settings app
  2. Choose Personalization
  3. Click Start on the left side and choose Show recently added apps on the right side (you can also choose Show recently opened items in jump lists on Start or the taskbar)
  4. All recent items will them disappear from jump lists and the File Explorer

To simply clear your current recent file history:

  1. Open up Windows Explorer (you can always use Windows key + E)
  2. Click the File menu
  3. Choose Change folder and search options
  4. Go to the General tab
  5. Click the Clear button
  6. Click OK

For additional tips on using and personalizing Microsoft Windows 10 visit: and search for the topic that you are interested in.