How do I expand the 'Recent' list in the File Explorer?


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    How do I expand the 'Recent' list in the File Explorer?


    I've pinned my File Explorer to my taskbar and I have a lot of quick-access links pinned to it.

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    Because of that, I only get one item of my recently opened folders and files.
    Is there a way to expand the list of the recent files in that taskbar File Explorer?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,978
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    You could consider managing recent lists a different way- using a 3rd party program such as Listary (free/commercial) or Actual Window Manager or 1 of its cheaper derivatives (not free).

    These offer a lot more flexibility and accessibility in many more situations (think - every open/save dialogue e.g.
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    Actual Window Manager - title bar buttons. One is recent folders, another is favourites.
    There's Wordpad and file explorer.
    Clicking the button opens a list of recent folders.


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    There's just one function of Listary - middle click button, file explorer. It does more.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for an alternative suggestion.

    How do I expand the 'Recent' list in the File Explorer?-screenshot_199.png

    I don't know what happened... but the list got longer for some reason. I didn't do anything special... but it just got longer
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