How to add or remove frequently used files into Quick Access of Windows 11

This article teaches you how to add or remove frequently used files into Quick Access of Windows 11. Follow the tutorial, you will learn the way to add or remove frequently used files or folders into Quick Access of Windows 11.

The frequently used files or folders are the important things for you on Windows 11 device. Like the shortcut, we usually put our frequently used software, program or applications’ shortcut on desktop or pin on taskbar for quick running. That really increases the efficiency of any thing. But if you create shortcut or pin to taskbar for frequently used files or folders, that is not wise to do so.

Windows 11 automatically add the frequently used files into Quick Access so that you can get the target easily. This is good to increase efficiency, but also give the hints to other users of this computer about what you used often. Or the frequently used files or folders of other users may make troubles to you.

If you want to customize Quick Access, you’d better read this article: How to pin folders to quick access in Windows 11

But now that Windows 11 automatically manage your Quick Access, let’s see how to enable or disable of adding or removing frequently used files into Quick Access of Windows 11.

Tutorial

  • Open File Explorer
  • Click the “Options” in navigation bar of File Explorer
  • Enable or disable “Show frequently used folders in Quick Access”

Meanwhile, if you want to clean the spoor which you left in this computer of using files or folders, you can click “Clear” button, Clear File Explorer history.

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