How to clear recent files: Windows 11,10,8.1

How to clear recent files: Windows 11,10,8.1

This page will show you how to clear the recent files in the file explorer in Windows 11, 10, and 8.1.

How to clear recent files on Windows 11?

  • Open File Explorer
  • Click on the three horizontal dots ("See more") on the upper bar and select Options
  • Under the "General" tab, go to the "Privacy" section, and click on "Clear" on the "Clear File Explorer history" section

How to clear recent files on Windows 10?

  • Open File Explorer
  • At the top-left of your File Explorer window, click on "File," and click "Change folder and search options".
  • Under the "General" tab, go to the "Privacy" section, and click on "Clear" on the "Clear File Explorer history" section

How to clear recent files on Windows 8.1?

  • Open File Explorer.
  • Click on the File menu > Delete history.
  • Click on both Recent places list and Address bar history
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