How to Remove “Recommended” Items on Windows 11 Start Menu

November 8th, 2021 by Admin Leave a reply »

The Start Menu in Windows 11 will display a list of recently opened files in the “Recommended” section. You can right-click each recommended item and remove them from the list one by one. In this tutorial we’ll show you a fast way to remove and hide all “Recommended” items from the Start Menu in Windows 11.

How to Remove “Recommended” Items on Windows 11 Start Menu

  1. Right-click on the Start button in the taskbar and select Settings, or press the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app directly.

  2. Select the Personalization tab on the left pane. On the right side, scroll down almost to the bottom and click on Start.

  3. Turn off the toggle next to “Show recently opened items in Start, Jump Lists, and File Explorer“.

  4. This will prevent the Recommended section from showing any recently opened files.