Win 10 Quick Access mixes frequent folders and recent files


  1. Posts : 4
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       #1

    Win 10 Quick Access mixes frequent folders and recent files


    Hello,

    I've learned to like the "Quick Access" feature of Win 10. Recently it has shown a strange trait. That is, instead of listing my "frequent folders" in a list in a pane at the top of the window and "recent files" in a pane at the bottom at the bottom of the window (in a separate pane), both "frequent folders" and "recent files" show up on the same detail list (in a single pane).

    Likewise, the entries are all sorted by name instead of (recent) date, as I would like.

    See image:
    Win 10 Quick Access mixes frequent folders and recent files-quick_access_prob_1.jpg

    Here is a sample (imaged grabbed from Internet) of how it should look. ("Recent folders" in a separate pane at the top and "recent files" at the bottom. This is how I want my Quick Access window to look again.
    Win 10 Quick Access mixes frequent folders and recent files-quick_access_prob_3.jpg


    How can I get Quick access to once again separate the "recent folders" from the "recent files"... and make them sort by "most recent date first"?

    By the way, I tried "restore defaults" but that was to no avail.

    Thanks!

    cbi
    Last edited by coolblueice; 22 Feb 2016 at 20:34. Reason: Correct "recent folders" in title to "frequent folders"
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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    No one has ever taken the time to figure out what Microsoft is doing with the algorithm that they are using for Quick Access.

    Majority of people disable it, because you are not always accessing those same folders all of the time. Especially if one computer is used just for network shares.
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  3. Posts : 4
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    I'm not the "majority of people"


    bro67 said:
    No one has ever taken the time to figure out what Microsoft is doing with the algorithm that they are using for Quick Access.

    Majority of people disable it, because you are not always accessing those same folders all of the time. Especially if one computer is used just for network shares.
    Well thanks... but that does not answer my question. I'm not the "majority of people". I want Quick Access to go back to its original configuration and behavior... I for one like how Quick Access works "out of the box" and want to get it back to that state.

    So please, if anyone really knows how to do that, please post your solution.

    Regards,

    cbi
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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    No one has a simple solution for your question, because none of us have figured out Microsoft's algorithm on how they have made Quick Access to behave that way.

    Even if you were to reset it back to OOB (Out Of the Box), it will go back to how it is now.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello coolblueice, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Resetting your folder view settings back to default using the tutorial below will fix this for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  6. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
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    Thanks Brink... I'll give that a try.


    Thanks Brink, for the link to resetting things in the registry. :)

    Wow... It's been years since I have run a "batch file"... Let's see, I think I need to save the .bat file, then type the directory path and file name in to the "Run" command... Does that sound right?

    I'll let you know if that fixes the issue with Quick access.

    Thanks again!

    cbi
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  7. Posts : 4
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    Brink said:
    Hello coolblueice, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Resetting your folder view settings back to default using the tutorial below will fix this for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks Brink... I'll give that a try.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    You're most welcome. I hope it helps. :)
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    Brink said:
    Hello coolblueice, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Resetting your folder view settings back to default using the tutorial below will fix this for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Thx so much...
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