Windows’ shellbag entries are capable of showing you how and when specific files and folders were accessed. For maximum discretion, Ghacks shows you how you can remove these entries to ensure privacy.
Shellbag entries are the Windows operating system’s way of recording information about window viewing preferences. It records the size, view mode, icon, position of the folder, and the access time and date. Because of that, digital forensics can use the information to track which folders users have accessed, when they were last visited, and last modified. Shellbag entries can also display the contents of removable storage devices that were connected to your computer in the past, including encrypted volumes.
The process of removing these entries is pretty in-depth and requires the deletion and recreation of Windows registry keys. If you’re interested in maximum privacy on your Windows machine, and think you’re up to the task, check the link below for a thorough guide to removing Shellbag entries in Windows.