Windows 10: Windows Explorer's Jumplist reads "frequent" but shows recent

Discus and support Windows Explorer's Jumplist reads "frequent" but shows recent in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I right-click on the Windows Explorer icon pinned to my taskbar, the jumplist shows, as usual, a list of pinned locations followed by a list of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jki, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. JKI
    jki Win User

    Windows Explorer's Jumplist reads "frequent" but shows recent


    When I right-click on the Windows Explorer icon pinned to my taskbar, the jumplist shows, as usual, a list of pinned locations followed by a list of "frequent" locations. But the latter is actually showing the most recent places where I opened/saved a file, regardless of how frequently I use that folder. So even if I never used a folder before, it goes to the top of the "frequent" list when I open a file there. I've recently migrated from Windows 7, where the jumplist is ordered by frequency by default (until you permanently mess it up with CCleaner, apparently) and I would like to know if it is possible to make it work like that on Windows 10 too.

    Please note this has nothing to do with Quick Access and its Frequent Folders and Recent Files. Most of my searches redirected to questions about these.

    Also, searching about this issue I actually found many people asking how to do the opposite i.e their jumplists are actually sorted by most frequent first and they wanted to change to most recent. Was it different in early versions of Windows 10? It's also odd that my jumplist actually reads "frequent" despite showing recent. I hope there is a way to change it.

    :)
     
  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Mar 7, 2020
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  3. jsmonroe Win User
    Where are 'Favorites' and 'Recent places' in file explorer?


    It is not just a name change - there is "frequent folders" and "recent files" --- there is not "recent folders"

    There are only a few folders when you right click on the taskbar icon - previous Windows had a longer list under the "Recent Places" folder
     
    jsmonroe, Mar 7, 2020
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  4. wpcoe Win User

    Windows Explorer's Jumplist reads "frequent" but shows recent

    Where are 'Favorites' and 'Recent places' in file explorer?


    On my Win10 installations (clean install of Win10 Home on notebook, updgrade install of Win 10 Pro on desktop), <right-click> on Explorer's taskbar icon only displays the items in my Quick Access list. And, only the first ten*, at that. It's not a true "recent files" or "recent folders" list like in previous Windows versions.

    *Off topic, but Win10 seems to abandoned user control over how many jump list items can be displayed on taskbar icons. It's hard-wired at ten items?
     
    wpcoe, Mar 7, 2020
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