By default, the Windows 11 Start menu has a “Recommended” section that suggests apps and files, similar to the Timeline. However, if you are not interested in this feature, you can quickly stop the menu from showing recommendations using the Settings app. This guide will teach how to stop showing suggested files and apps in the Recommended section of the Start menu.

To clear the items in the Recommended section of Start, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the next time you open the Start menu, the Recommended section will longer show suggestions of apps or files. However, on Windows 11, you cannot remove the “Recommended” section to use the space to show more pins.

If you are only looking to remove a specific item, you only need to right-click the item and select the Remove from list option. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.