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How to disable Quick Access in Windows 10

Alright, so with the latest version of Windows, the Windows 10, the typical Favorites section in the File Explorer has been replaced by the Quick Access. Now, this section is actually pretty useful if you want to access your frequently used folders again and again. Now, you might be someone who wants to keep your File Explorer clean and remove Quick Access.

Well, if that’s you, then you are on the right page as today, in this post, we would be covering on How to disable Quick Access in Windows 10. Now if that sounds interesting, let us top into it. Should we?

How to disable Quick Access in Windows 10

Here we have listed some of the methods which you can use in order to disable Quick Access in Windows 10. With that being said, let us now take a look at the first method to disable Quick Access in Windows 10. Should we?

Method 1: Disable Quick Access

Here are the steps which you need to follow in order to disable quick access on your Windows 10 PC.

  • First of all, you need to go to the File Explorer on your Windows 10 PC.
  • Now, you need to click on the View tab from the top.
  • Here, click on the small down arrow icon just below the Options and then click on the Change folder and search options to open the Folder Options window.
  • Now, under the General Tab, you need to select the This PC option from the drop-down box next to Open File Explorer to, and then click on the Apply button to save the changes.
  • That’s it! You have successfully disabled the quick access on your Windows 10 PC.
  • That’s it! You have successfully disabled the Quick Access on your Windows 10 PC.  

Let us now take a look at our next method. Should we?

Method 2: Remove Quick Access from the navigation pane

Here are the steps which you need to follow in order to Remove Quick Access from the navigation pane:

  • First of all, you need to click on the Start Menu and search for Registry Editor and start the same on your Windows PC. Alternatively, you can also press Win + R keys, type in regedit and hit the Enter key on your keyboard to go to the Registry Editor on your Windows 10 PC.
  • Here, you need to navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

  • Now, right-click on an empty space on the right and then click on New, select DWORD (32-bit) Value option and name it HubMode.
  • Once done, double-click on the HubMode and then set its value to 1.
  • Save the changes made and restart your Windows 10 PC.
  • That’s it! You have successfully disabled the Quick Access on your Windows 10 PC.  

Let us now take a look at our next method. Should we?

Method 3: Remove a pinned folder from Quick Access

In this method, we would Remove a pinned folder from Quick Access. Here are the steps which you need to follow in order to do so:

  • First of all, you need to go to the File Explorer on your Windows 10 PC.
  • Now, right-click on the folder which you wanna remove from the Quick Access.
  • Here, you need to select the Unpin from Quick access option.
  • That’s it, you have successfully removed the pinned folder from Quick Access.

Let us now take a look at our next method to Stop Windows 10 from showing frequently used folders and files. Should we?

Method 4: Stop Windows 10 from showing frequently used folders and files

Here are the steps which you need to follow in order to Stop Windows 10 from showing frequently used folders and files:

  • First of all, you need to go to the File Explorer on your Windows 10 PC.
  • Now, you need to click on the View tab from the top.
  • Here, click on the small down arrow icon just below the Options and then click on the Change folder and search options to open the Folder Options window.
  • Under the General tab, you need to disable the Show recently used files in Quick Access and Show frequently used folders in Quick Access options.
  • Once done, click on Apply.
  • That’s it! You have successfully stopped Windows 10 from showing frequently used folders and files.

Let us now take a look at our last method to turn off the Windows 10 Quick Access Feature. Should we?

Method 5: Turn off Quick Access via Registry

Here are the steps which you need to follow in order to turn off Quick Access via Registry:

  • First of all, you need to click on the Start Menu and search for Registry Editor and start the same on your Windows PC. Alternatively, you can also press Win + R keys, type in regedit and hit the Enter key on your keyboard to go to the Registry Editor on your Windows 10 PC.
  • Here, you need to navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

  • Here, you need to look for the LaunchTo entry and double-click the same.
  • Now, you need to change the value to 0 from 1.
  • That’s it! You have successfully turned off the Quick Access feature on your Windows 10 PC.

So that’s it guys, this was our take on How to disable Quick Access in Windows 10. We hope that you found this post useful. Let us know what do you guys think about it in the comments section down below.

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