How to Clear File Explorer History / Recent Files History?

By default Windows 10 saves the last files you used. If you want for some reason that Windows does not show this then you can look into this guide. However if you just want to clear the current list but still want this feature then this guide will show you how to clear your file explorer history / recent files history.

Let’s begin shall we? This will only take a couple of seconds.

How to Clear File Explorer History / Recent Files History?

Method 1: Through File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer.

2. Click on the View tab and then click on the Options button

View Options How to Clear File Explorer History / Recent Files History? file history

3. Under the Privacy group you will find “Clear File History History“, simply click the Clear button and your done.

 

Clear File Explorer History How to Clear File Explorer History / Recent Files History? file history

Method 2: Through Control Panel

1. Open Control Panel (Right-click or tap and hold the Windows icon in your taskbar and then choose Control Panel)

2. Click on Appearance and Personalisation

3. Click on File Explorer Options

4. Under the Privacy group you will find “Clear File History History“, simply click the Clear button and your done.

 

Clear File Explorer History How to Clear File Explorer History / Recent Files History? file history

 

We hope this guide has shown you  how to clear your file explorer history / recent files history in Windows 10. If you need more help than feel free to visit our forums where our support staff will help you for free with any other problem you might have. Thanks for reading!

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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