As much as I like Windows 10 there is a new feature that annoys the absolute crap out of me: quick access in Explorer.
By default quick access will show you your recently used files and folders. Sounds great, right? Well not really. As a result you get junk folders and files clogging up the sidebar of your File Explorer windows. Fortunately, you can disable the annoying behaviour.
- Open File Explorer
- Right click on Quick Access and select “Options”
- In Folder Options, the Privacy options group at the bottom is where you can disable the Quick Access feature. I also recommend you click the “Clear” button as well. Uncheck both or desired checkboxes and click “Ok”
That’s all there is. Quick Access is now disabled.