Windows 10: Hide Specific File or Folder from Quick Access in Windows 10

Discus and support Hide Specific File or Folder from Quick Access in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; Thank you Brink. Excellent tutorial as usual, *Smile except I suppose it was from the pre-release version of Windows 10 and my official release... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by onefreeborn, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Hide Specific File or Folder from Quick Access in Windows 10


    Thank you Brink.
    Excellent tutorial as usual, *Smile except I suppose it was from the pre-release version of Windows 10 and my official release Windows 10 now says "Remove from Quick access" instead of "Hide from recent" for files, and "Hide from frequent" for folders. But that's a minuscule critique; I did still clearly understand the method. Thanks again. However, I have a slightly different need. I have dozens of client sales folders, and reports for each, that I don't need to clutter my recent files or Quick access.

    Is there any way to easily exclude a folder, and it's subfolders and files, from Quick access and Recent files entirely, and BEFORE they show up in any Quick access or Recent files list? Right now, I can 'exclude' them using your method AFTER they've shown up in Quick access or recent, but that means I have to vigilantly wait until each of, say, 10 subfolders shows up in Quick access before being able to tell Windows to never show it. This is so inefficient. Furthermore, in the future, if I add a new 11th subfolder, must I watch for it to show in Quick access and exclude it manually too?

    I'm thinking that there must be a way to just exclude folders and contents beforehand. Thank you for any input or idea.

    :)
     
    onefreeborn, Oct 18, 2015
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  2. "frequently used folder" in "quick access" only has pinned folder

    We are volunteers willing to help you try to resolve this issue.

    In File Explorer in left panel click "Quick Access" - then in right panel Right Click on that folder - Unpin from Quick Access. Then if it is still showing Right Click on it again "Remove from Quick Access" <-- you

    may need to close and re-open File Explorer between those two operations.

    How to Pin or Unpin Locations from Quick access in Windows 10

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2893-pin-un...

    How to Hide a Specific File or Folder from Quick access in Windows 10

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4448-hide-s...

    Please let us know the results and if you need further assistance.
     
    SpiritX MS MVP, Oct 18, 2015
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  3. GuiBoca Win User
    Windows 10 Explorer quick access: pin a file (not a folder).

    windows 10 explorer quick access: how do you pin a specific file (not a complete folder) into quick access? thank you!
     
    GuiBoca, Oct 18, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Hide Specific File or Folder from Quick Access in Windows 10

    Hello onefreeborn, *Smile

    I've updated the screenshots and wording in the tutorial for the latest build to help.

    I'm afraid that I'm not currently aware of a way to exclude folders and files from showing up in Quick access in the first place.
     
    Brink, Oct 18, 2015
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  5. Ok, understood. Please let me know here if you do run across a solution in the future.
    And once again, thank you Brink, for your efforts over many years. I've benefited from your knowledge for many years... at least from the Sevenforums on as I can recall. Your oft unrewarded efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
     
    onefreeborn, Oct 18, 2015
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    It may take a day to have frequent folders added.
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
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  7. tracit99 Win User
    Hi Shawn,

    From looking at you screenshots from above I noticed that the bottom four items in you Quick Access list are not pinned. How did those folders get there without being pinned? Is there way to add a folder to Quick Access without pinning?
     
    tracit99, Apr 4, 2018
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Hide Specific File or Folder from Quick Access in Windows 10

    Hey Michael, *Smile

    They were just added automatically as frequent folders for me.
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
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  9. tracit99 Win User
    Thanks Shawn. I turned on add Frequent folders in Quick Access options and Downloads was added but it was pinned. I will give it another try.
     
    tracit99, Apr 4, 2018
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