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2 Ways to Hide Recent File in File Explorer on Windows 10

After you've opened some documents on Windows 10 computer, the most recently-used one will be displayed in File Explorer, referring to the following picture. For the sake of data protection, you can hide recent files in File Explorer using the two methods illustrated below.

Video guide on how to hide recent file in File Explorer on Windows 10:

2 ways to hide recent file in File Explorer on Windows 10:

Way 1: Hide recent file by removing it from Quick access.

Open File Explorer, right-click a file and choose Remove from Quick access in the menu.

Way 2: Hide recent document by changing privacy setting.

Step 1: Launch File Explorer Options (i.e. Folder Options).

Step 2: In the General settings, deselect Show recently used files in Quick access under Privacy and tap OK.

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