Disable file explorer saving recent folder locations


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Disable file explorer saving recent folder locations


    Hi guys,

    In File Explorer, how do you disable it from automatically saving recent locations in the dropdown? (NOT the search bar)

    For instance, I am typing %SCRIPTS% into the folder URL bar and its taking me to the folder location, but it saves the directory as a history.

    1) Type %scripts% into the url bar
    2) Takes me to C:\users\dan\desktop\scripts
    3) saved C:\users\dan\desktop\scripts in the dropdown

    How do I stop it from doing that? I know how to delete them manually, but I want the system to prevent it from doing that altogether.

    Thanks,
    Dan
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  2. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 4,351
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    I don't know if there is a way to disable File Explorer address bar history collection but if you want you can right click the File Explorer address bar and select Delete history option from the context menu.

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  3. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 4,351
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    I think i found a way, you need to disable Autocomplete for File Explorer.

    How To Enable/Disable Autocomplete For File Explorer In Windows 10
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