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How to hide recently used items in Quick Access in Windows 10 [Tip]

For some of you who don’t know what Quick Access is, it’s just a name change of Home location in previous builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview (TP).

Since its first appearance, Quick Access/Home makes many users worry about their privacy because it displays every single file/folder they’ve recently accessed. There was a trick in previous builds to prevent Home location from displaying recent items. However, in Windows 10 TP build 9926, Microsoft finally added an “official” privacy option for Quick Access.

Hide_Recent_Quickaccess_1 [1]

Recent items in Quick Access in Windows 10 TP build 9926.

If you don’t like Quick Access showing your recently and frequently used items, here’s how to stop that.

Quickview_Default_1 [2]

Hide_Recent_Quickaccess_2 [3]