Reopen recently closed File Explorer window in Windows 10

There are all sorts of recent items in Explorer.

Recent folders 1

Previously opened folders in Windows Explorer are available via the little down arrow to the right of the path information field.

Recent folders 2

A. Make a shortcut

To make a shortcut to it, right-click on the Desktop, select New > Shortcut, then enter as location the following string

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}

Give it a meaningful name.

B. Add to Quick access

Go to one folder short of it in File explorer, so that's %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows, right-click on Recent items and select Pin to Quick access.

Recent items

This is found in %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent and you may use it in one of the above methods.

Third-party add-ons to Explorer

If the above methods are not enough, you need an add-on that might do better than Microsoft in displaying recent folders.

Here are a couple of such add-ons. I never used any of them and so cannot recommend one.

  • Chameleon Folder with review
  • Folder Menu

You should be able to do the following to mitigate that problem:

  1. Create a desktop shortcut to %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\ and name it Recent Items
  2. Copy that shortcut to %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  3. Right-click the shortcut on the All Apps list and select Pin to start
  4. Utilize that shortcut and sort by the Date modified field

Source: How Do You Get the “All Recent Files” List Back in Windows 10?