How can we disable the display of recently accessed folders and files in the Home folder Windows 10 File Explorer

Unlike previous systems, File ExplorerCPC from Windows 10 displays in mode default folder HomeWhich takes place Libraries (Windows Vista si Windows 7) or this PC (Windows 8), Which can still be accessed but the Navigation Panel (Left side). Also in the folder Home folders are displayed both set as favorite system, and recently accessed folders and files by users.

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While this can be helpful to users, allowing fast access the recently accessed folders and files, those who tend to share quite often computer with another person most likely will want to disable display them in Home, In order to protect privacy.

How to disable the display of recently accessed folders and files in the Home folder in Windows 10?

One of the methods that can be Disable showing recent folders and files in the folder Home from Windows 10 File Explorer It is in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, Unchecking the tab Start Menu option Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar.

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Using this option, however, recently opened folders and files will not be able to access any of Start Menu or Taskbar (Jumplist). If you want to disable the display of recently accessed folders and files only Home folderBut wish that they can still be accessed from Start Menu or TaskbarFollow the instructions below (before using this method, however, required Create a backup of the registry or system restore point for an eventual return to settings default of the system):

  • open registry Editor (type: regedit in Run and give Enter), Then navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \Windows\ CurrentVersion \Explorer\ HomeFolder \ NameSpace \ DelegateFolders
  • under DelegateFolders you will see three entries (on the left), each of them corresponding to a categories of folders or files displayed in Home: The first entry is related to recently accessed folders, The second entry is related to recently accessed filesAnd the third is realtion with favorite folders
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  • to disable the display of recently accessed folders and files in the folder Home from File Explorer, delete first two entries from under DelegateFolders (If you want to disable and display favorite folders, you can delete and the third entry)
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If you later want to unhide folders and recently accessed files in Home, Use Backup the Registry or the restore point that you did before system to perform these changes. Success!

Note: To back up only the Delegate keyFolders (under which are the three entries corresponding to recently accessed folders, recently accessed files and favorite folders), right click on it and select Export.

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