How to clear the history of the file explorer in Windows 10

  242 Tuesday, February 20, 2018

1. Introduction
2. How to clear the history of the file explorer in Windows 10
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Introduction:


You have probably noticed that File Explorer keeps a list of files and folders that you recently opened, by displaying them at the bottom of the File Explorer window. It's handy, of course, but there are times when you want to erase the history of this file.

Cache stored on Windows 10 prevents your PC from working with its optimal performance. Several problems may come your way using your PC because of this, it becomes slower, crashes several times, starts slow, the browser displays open web pages in the last session and more. You can clear the cache on Windows 10 PC. We will show you in this article how to clear the history of this file in Windows 10.

How to clear the history of the file explorer in Windows 10



When you browse and open different folders and files in Windows 10, the action generates a cache that affects PC execution. So, to clear the cache on Windows 10, it is very important to clear the history of the file explorer.

1. Click the File Explorer icon in the taskbar.  

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2. In the File Explorer window, click the View menu at the top, followed by the Options icon at the far right of the ribbon.

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3. A Folder Options Wizard opens. Go to the bottom and click the Clear button.

This is all you need to do to clean the File Explorer. Back in the file explorer, you can now see that no recent items are displayed.

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