Windows 10: Quick access recently used files not showing

Discus and support Quick access recently used files not showing in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello after recent problems with my windows updates my qucik access got all weird. My recently opened/frequently used files or not showing on the left... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by JanRerych, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. JanRerych Win User

    Quick access recently used files not showing


    Hello after recent problems with my windows updates my qucik access got all weird. My recently opened/frequently used files or not showing on the left side unless pinned (which I don't want to do with some). I do have activated the "show recent files" as you can see in my 2nd screenshot and I know I can see them in the quick access menu in 1st picture, but I really prefer just folder or files under the pinned "Yet to watch" etc... Also I don't have a restore point :/ How can I activate that back please? Thank you



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    :)
     
    JanRerych, Dec 17, 2018
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  2. Files not showing in Quick Access


    Why are ordinary doc and xls files which I open, update and save not showing in my list of Recent Files in Quick Access? The File Explorer is set to Quick Access. Thanks in advance.
     
    Tony Vella, Dec 17, 2018
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  3. MDTEX Win User
    Recent File / Quick access Files

    Hi Ramesh,

    Thanks for your response and sorry for my late reply.

    I have found your suggestions, made the change, by enabling Quick Access

    however it is not holding the change.. therefore Quick Access still not working.

    In the same Options, it gives me the option to Restore Default. I tried that as well, but it is not enabling Quick Access either.

    I need some more help to fix this problem.

    Hi Ramesh,

    I have followed again your instruction.

    > Show recently used files in Quick access - was not ticked; I ticked it

    > Show frequently used folders in Quick access - already ticked

    Pressed OK

    When I went back into Options, the following is again
    not Ticked!!

    > Show recently used files in Quick access

    For some reason it is not holding the change. This is frustrating.
     
    MDTEX, Dec 17, 2018
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  4. Quick access recently used files not showing

    Quick Access Not Working

    Hi Dustin,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Follow the below steps to repair the broken database of Quick Access.

    Method 1:

    Before repairing the database, try to disable and then re-enable Quick Access to see if it helps. To disable and re-enable Quick Access, follow the below steps:

    Step 1: To remove frequent folders and recent files list from Quick Access, open File Explorer > click on View tab in Ribbon >
    click on Options > Change folder and search options to open Folder Options.

    Step 2: You’ll have to uncheck the following two check-boxes present under the Privacy section to disable Quick Access:

    • Show recently used files in Quick Access.
    • Show frequently used folders in Quick Access.

    Step 3: Click Apply and Exit. The action will instantly remove these two sections from Quick Access in File Explorer. (To clear your Quick Access history press the ‘Clear’ button against Clear File Explorer History).

    Step 4: Then, check
    the following two check-boxes again to enable Quick Access that you did in
    Step2.

    • Show recently used files in Quick Access.
    • Show frequently used folders in Quick Access.

    Step 5: Restart the PC once and check the issue and if the issue persist, follow the
    Method 2.

    Method 2:

    The Method 2 will repair the broken database of Quick Access.

    Step 1: Open File Explorer and paste this folder path: %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations in the address bar and hit Enter.

    Step 2: Once the folder is opened, press ‘Ctrl’ key and the ‘A’ from your keyboard to select all of its contents and delete it.

    Step 3: Do the same for this folder path as well: %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations

    Step 4: Restart the PC once and check the issue.

    Hope it helps.

    Shafeeq Ali Khan

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Dec 17, 2018
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