Windows 10: File Explorer - Quick Access Does Not Show Recent Files

Discus and support File Explorer - Quick Access Does Not Show Recent Files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; For some strange reasons, File Explorer no longer shows the Recent files. Is there any way to fix this?*Rolleyes 58261 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mickkev, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. mickkev Win User

    File Explorer - Quick Access Does Not Show Recent Files


    For some strange reasons, File Explorer no longer shows the Recent files. Is there any way to fix this?*Rolleyes

    :)
     
    mickkev, Aug 1, 2016
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  2. Lost file

    Could you look in OneDrive if the File is there?

    Also, open File Explorer > Quick access

    Look under recent files

    Does it show the path to the file current location?
     
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 1, 2016
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  3. Microsoft Print to PDF Convertor

    Do a test print again.

    Open File Explorer on the Taskbar

    Click Quick Access

    You should see your most recent files

    Where does show the actual location of the PDF file is?
     
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 1, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    File Explorer - Quick Access Does Not Show Recent Files

    dalchina, Aug 1, 2016
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  5. mickkev Win User
    Thank you very much for your quick response! However, the problem I am facing is that in the right-hand panel of Quick Access, the Recent files section does not show any files recently opened. I've tried everything with no avail. It would be great if someone can help me solve this problem.

    Many thanks in advance!
     
    mickkev, Aug 1, 2016
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  6. dalchina New Member
    Hi, wondered why the first (for example) is not relevant.
    "Recent items is a list of the files that you have used or opened recently. These items are displayed as "Recent files" in Quick access, and under "Recent" in jump lists on the Start menu and taskbar."

    Quote from that. Is that not relevant to your situation? If not, please post a screenshot explaining your problem.
    Thanks.

    Good that you've tried, but 'I've tried everything' (what exactly?) and then asking for ideas - which you've presumably tried- may discourage a response.
     
    dalchina, Aug 1, 2016
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  7. mickkev Win User
    Hi, I've tried both of the options provided in your earlier message but none of them helped. Please see the screen shot below. As you will find, the "Resent file" section is blank. Thanks!

    File Explorer - Quick Access Does Not Show Recent Files [​IMG]
     
    mickkev, Aug 2, 2016
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  8. trevo Win User

    File Explorer - Quick Access Does Not Show Recent Files

    Try clicking on view...then on the right side there is options...click and select change folder and search options; there is a setting there under privacy for show recent files in quick access.
     
    trevo, Aug 2, 2016
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  9. mickkev Win User
    Thanks, Trevo! I've tried that and ticked both boxes but it did not work. Thanks again!
     
    mickkev, Aug 2, 2016
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  10. dalchina New Member
    Maybe the easiest way at this point is simply to wait for the anniversary update.. this big Windows reinstall may well fix this without worrying further.

    (As with any major change, make sure you have a good set of disk images before it just in case).
     
    dalchina, Aug 2, 2016
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  11. mickkev Win User
    Thank you very much for your help!
     
    mickkev, Aug 2, 2016
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  12. mickkev Win User
    I updated my Windows 10 today. Guess what, it's fixed! I can see the Recent files on Quick access now. Thanks for your help!!!
     
    mickkev, Aug 4, 2016
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  13. dalchina New Member

    File Explorer - Quick Access Does Not Show Recent Files

    Great! Alas it didn't fix my quick access recent file links having no icons... just blank. Don't know when that started and can't find anything on it. Minor problem.
     
    dalchina, Aug 4, 2016
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  14. jdhotham Win User
    I want to share this with you incase there were others finding a similar issue.

    I was struggling for ages with this and followed steps here.

    Then I just "right clicked" on the program in the "Most Used" at the top of "Start", and there they are, the "Recent" files appear.

    Obviously this works for all programs in the start menu.
    Right click the icon for the program and the recent files should appear.

    Cool!
     
    jdhotham, Apr 4, 2018
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