How to add/remove recently used files in Quick access of Windows 11

This article teaches you how to add or remove recently used files in Quick Access of Windows 11. Follow the tutorial, you will learn how to add or remove recently used files in Quick Access of Windows 11.

Add or remove recently used files in Quick Access of Windows 11 is quite easy for a single item, just right click the item that you want to add into Quick Access, and choose “Pin to Quick Access”. That will add the item. And for removing the item, right click on the item in Quick Access list, and choose “Remove from Quick Access”, and that item will be removed. You can read this tutorial: How to pin folders to quick access in Windows 11

But Windows 11 automatically add the recently used files into Quick access as a default setting. Sometimes, this is not what users’ wish. Take me for example, I just want the items in Quick Access are all my desired items, folders or documents, instead of recently used files. This list should be customized, not automatically changed.

To disable or enable recently used files are automatically added into Quick Access in Windows 11, follow the tutorial bellow:

  • Open File explorer
  • Click on “Options” in navigation bar of File Explorer
  • Enable or disable “Show recently used files in Quick Access” in Privacy

It depends on you if you want to add or remove recently used files in Quick Access of Windows 11.

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