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    Start Menu Recently Added Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    Start Menu Recently Added Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Recently Added apps on Start Menu in Windows 10
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    How to Add or Remove Recently Added apps on Start Menu in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The Recently added group on your Start menu shows the last new desktop app or Windows app from the Store installed.

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, the Recently added section has been updated so that it will now show 3 entries instead of just 1, and can be expanded to see the entire list of new apps.

    This tutorial will show you how to remove apps from the Recently added apps group, and how to completely turn on or off the Recently added group on your Start menu in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Remove App from Recently added List in Start Menu
    • Option Two: To Add or Remove Recently added Group on Start Menu



    EXAMPLE: 'Recently added' apps group on Start Menu
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    Start Menu Recently Added Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Start Menu Recently Added Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10
    To Remove App from Recently added List in Start Menu

    Note   Note
    This option will let you remove an app from Recently added on your Start menu. Recently added will then show the previous last recently added app.


    1. Open your Start menu.

    2. Right click or press and hold on the listed app under Recently added, click/tap on More, and click/tap on Remove from this list. (see screenshot below)

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    Start Menu Recently Added Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Start Menu Recently Added Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10
    To Add or Remove Recently added Group on Start Menu

    Note   Note
    This option will let you completely add or remove the Recently added group on your Start menu.


    1. Open the Settings app, and click/tap on Personalization.

    2. Click/tap on Start on the left side, and turn on (add - default) or off (remove) Show recently added apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
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       2015-12-03 #1

    I wasn't able to find the registry location. This "Show recently added apps" setting, as well as the "Choose which folders appear on Start" settings, is stored in "%LocalAppData%\TileDataLayer\Database\vedatamodel.edb".
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,379
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-12-03 #2

    XP1 said: View Post
    I wasn't able to find the registry location. This "Show recently added apps" setting, as well as the "Choose which folders appear on Start" settings, is stored in "%LocalAppData%\TileDataLayer\Database\vedatamodel.edb".
    Hello XP1,

    Be careful. Deleting anything in the TileDataLayer folder can often break live tiles on Start.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 x64
       2015-12-18 #3

    Can we have a .reg file to disable recently added and most used items from start menu, please?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,379
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-12-18 #4

    Hello Leandro,

    I'm afraid that recently added is not set via the registry to be able to use a .reg file. For now, you can turn it off in Settings using OPTION TWO in the tutorial above.

    OPTION THREE in the tutorial below can let you do so with most used using a .reg file though.

    Start Menu Most Used Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 x64
       2015-12-19 #5

    Thanks!
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,379
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-12-19 #6

    You're most welcome.
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  7. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 14
    premier69
       2016-01-08 #7

    I don't want to remove the recently added group, I want to make it more useful by allowing more than 1 program in that list, how do I choose a higher number?
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,379
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-01-08 #8

    Hello premier69,

    I'm afraid that there doesn't appear to be a way to so this yet.

    If you like, please provide feedback to Microsoft about this, and hopefully it may be added in a future update.

    Feedback - Send to Microsoft in Windows 10
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10 64bit
       2016-01-28 #9

    It seems my Windows installation disregard anything I set for "Show recently Added apps". It does not show anything. Despite I've installed some apps and win32 programs.

    The PC is brand new and if I remember I had this viewable in the first days. I don't remember if it was in another account though (I had to recreate another from scratch).
    Latest official build updated and nothing has changed.
    Anything where I can investigate into?
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