Recent Folders List In Windows 10

Older versions of Windows had a recent folders list. But in Windows 10 the recent folders list was replaced with a frequent folders list that shows the most used folders.

Frequent Folders

This is probably a good idea but some people have asked me about the old recent folders list that shows the last accessed folders.

How To Add The Recent Folders List To Windows 10

The good news is the recent folders list is still in Windows 10 it is just hidden. You can get to it by opening a file explorer window and copying this into it.

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Link To Recent Folders

Windows 10 Recent Items

If you want recent files and folders then you could try this.

shell:recent

Type one of these into the path and hit enter. This will take you to the hidden list.

Making the Shortcut

At this point, you can hit Home and “Pin to Quick access” to add it to the navigation panel. Or just make a shortcut somewhere.

Pin Recent Folders

This is a lot shorter than my normal post. But I wanted to post it anyway because that weird “shell:::{22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}” path is hard to remember. So if no one else finds this useful at least I can come back here and look it up!

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