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How to Remove Recent Files and Folders from Windows 11’s Start Menu?

Written by Wyatt Surrey

How do I disable recent files in Windows 11? Windows 11 was announced by Microsoft, and many of us have already installed it and used it as a secondary operating system. To install the Windows 11 operating system on your PC, you need to activate TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot in your BIOS / UEFI. However, if your PC doesn’t have TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot, then there is nothing to worry about. You can just bypass TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot and install your Windows 11 on an old Windows computer and Macintosh.

With the Windows 11 default confirmation, every time you click the Start menu in Windows 11, a recommended section is presented with a list of files and folders that you have recently accessed. If for some reason you want to remove recently used files and folders from Windows 11 Start menu, this article from Gearupwindows will help you.

How can I hide or remove recently used files and folders from the Windows 11 Start menu?

Step 1. Click the begin in the Windows 11 system tray and then click the Settings gear icon to open the Settings app.

Step 2. In the Settings app that opens, click the personalization Category.

Step 3. On the right side of personalization, press the begin Possibility.

Step 4. Finally, turn the switch on out Position next to “Show recently opened items in Start, Jump Lists and File Explorer”.

That’s all. Shut down the settings Window. The next time you open the begin Menu, you should no longer see your recently used files in the Recommended section.

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Wyatt Surrey

Wyatt Serrey has spent over 17 years working in the tech industry and also been a Windows fan since he used Windows XP on his computer. He loves to help and teach others how to get the most from their devices, systems, and apps.

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