Windows 10: How to completely get rid of quick access folders in Windows Explorer

Discus and support How to completely get rid of quick access folders in Windows Explorer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Seen and followed tutorials on this, but still they don't completely vanish, how to get rid of em, or at least have only the disks show up? [img]... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by xuzo, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. xuzo Win User

    How to completely get rid of quick access folders in Windows Explorer


    Seen and followed tutorials on this, but still they don't completely vanish, how to get rid of em, or at least have only the disks show up?


    How to completely get rid of quick access folders in Windows Explorer [​IMG]


    :)
     
    xuzo, Nov 7, 2018
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  2. Joy Kemprai Win User

    explorer quick access bar folder removal

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community. I understand your concern and I am glad to assist you.

    Please follow these simple steps to bring back the old This PC view in Windows 10 File Explorer:

    1. Open File Explorer, click on View tab in Ribbon and then click on
    Options.

    2. Now to remove frequent folders and recent files list from Quick Access/Home view, uncheck following 2 options present under
    Privacy section:

    • Show recently used files in Quick Access
    • Show frequently used folders in Quick Access
    It'll immediately remove these 2 sections from Quick Access view in File Explorer.

    How to completely get rid of quick access folders in Windows Explorer [​IMG]

    3. If you want to completely get rid of Quick Access/Home view from File Explorer, change the option "Open File Explorer to" from "Quick access" to "This PC" using drop-down list. It'll
    set the old This PC view as default in File Explorer and you'll always have disk drives page visible whenever you open File Explorer.

    Hope this post helps. Get back to us for further queries. We are happy to help!
     
    Joy Kemprai, Nov 7, 2018
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  3. Mark Ole Win User
    Quick Access Crashes Explorer

    Hi Bill,

    Quick Access is a new feature in Windows 10 File Explorer navigation pane which helps users quickly navigate to locations which are frequently used. However, if you're having issues with Quick Access, you can try to disable and enable it. To disable Quick
    Access, follow these steps:

    • Type File Explorer Option in the search box.
    • Click on File Explorer Options.
    • Under General tab, choose This PC in the Open File Explorer to: drop down menu.
    • Uncheck Show recently used files in Quick access and
      Show frequently use folders in Quick access.
    • Click Apply an OK.
    • Restart the computer and re-enable Quick access.

    Let us know how it goes after performing the suggested troubleshooting steps.
     
    Mark Ole, Nov 7, 2018
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  4. Eric Ber Win User

    How to completely get rid of quick access folders in Windows Explorer

    File Explorer - Quick Access unpinned folders.. cant get rid of them.

    Hi,

    The folders that are pinned on your Quick Access are the one that you have previously opened. To resolve this, kindly follow the steps below to clear File Explorer history of your Quick Access:

    • Right click on the Quick Access.
    • Click Options.
    • Click Clear besides the Clear File Explorer history.
    • Click OK.

    Should you need further assistance, don't hesitate to get back to us.
     
    Eric Ber, Nov 7, 2018
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