After installing the October feature drop update for the Windows 11 2022 Update, you should find that File Explorer is going to show documents from Office.com. If you don’t like this new feature, you can disable it. In this MiniTool post, we will show how to stop showing Office.com files in File Explorer on Windows 11 2022 Update.

File Explorer Is Showing Documents from Office.com on Windows 11 22H2

Windows 11 2022 Update (aka Windows 11 version 22H2) was released on September 20, 2022. This is the only feature update for Windows 11 in 2022. In September and October, Microsoft brought some new features to the Windows 11 2022 Update. The updated File Explorer was introduced to Windows 11 22H2 in October with many new features. One of the new features is that File Explorer is showing your recent documents from Office.com and this feature is enabled by default. This can help you quickly open your recently used Office.com files. But you may don’t like this feature and want to stop showing Office.com files in File Explorer on Windows 11 2022 Update.

In this post, we will show you a quick way to prevent File Explorer from showing documents from Office.com on Windows 11 22H2.

>> See how to get the Windows 11 2022 Update.

How to Stop Showing Office.com Files in File Explorer on Windows 11 2022 Update?

On the Windows 11 22H2 update, there is a new setting on the Folder Options page that can help you turn off Office.com files on the Home page in File Explorer.

Here is how to stop showing Office.com files in File Explorer on Windows 11 2022 Update by changing the setting on the Folder Options page:

Step 1: Press Windows + E to open File Explorer.

Step 2: Click the See more (3-dot) menu from the top ribbon menu, then select Options. This will open the Folder Options page.

select Options

Step 3: Under General, you need to uncheck the Show files from Office.com option in the Privacy section.

Step 4: Click Apply.

Step 5: Click OK to save the change.

uncheck Show files from Office.com

After these steps, your File Explorer will not show the recent files you have opened or used in the cloud. If you want to make File Explorer show the cloud Office files again, you can check Show files from Office.com on the Folder Options page and save the setting.

How to Stop Showing Recent Files and Folders in File Explorer on Windows 11?

File Explorer also shows the recent files and folders you have opened. You can also disable this feature if you don’t want to show them.

Step 1: Press Windows + E to open File Explorer.

Step 2: Click the See more (3-dot) menu from the top ribbon menu, then select Options. This will open the Folder Options page.

Step 3: Clear Show recently used files, Show frequently used folders, and Show files from Office.com under Privacy.

Step 4: Click Apply.

Step 5: Click OK.

clear show recent files and folders

After these steps, File Explorer will not show your recently used files. If you want to make it show them again, you can check the 3 options in Privacy on the Folder Options page.

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Conclusion

Want to turn off Office.com files on the Home page in File Explorer on Windows 11? Want to stop File Explorer from displaying recent files and folders on Windows 11? You can try the methods mentioned in this post to do the jobs.

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