Clear File Explorer History

If you share your PC with someone else or you just like to be extra careful about your privacy, here’s a quick tip for clearing out your history. Start by opening File Explorer.

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By default, your recently used files will appear in Quick Access. Your Frequent folders and Recent files will also display.

Click the View tab at the top of the page.

At the far right, choose Options.

When the Folder options menu opens, click the General tab.

Look under Privacy. Uncheck the boxes next to Show recently used file in Quick access and Show frequently sued folders in Quick access. Can also click on Clear to clear File Explorer history.

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