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Clear history of recently accessed entries on logoff.

This setting enables you to clear the recently accessed documents list on Start Menu as well as the Internet Explorer URL history, when you log off your system.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
This setting enables you to clear the recently accessed documents list on Start Menu as well as the Internet Explorer URL history, when you log off your system. This happens because Internet Explorer and Windows share the same data for recently accessed entries.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “ClearRecentDocsOnExit”, if this value does not exists.

Now, right-click and modify the value data to “1” which can clear the recent list. However, if you to view the recent documents in future, change the value to “0”.

The changes take effect after a logoff.

Enable Deletion of Items on Logoff.reg

The ".reg" file can clear the list of recently accessed entries on logoff.

Disable Deletion of Items on Logoff (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can show the accessed entries in future, even after a logoff.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The list of recently opened items is cleared from the "My Recent Documents" and Internet Explorer URL history is deleted.

The list of recently opened items is visible.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "ClearRecentDocsOnExit".

Second, right-click on the 'ClearRecentDocsOnExit' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Clear the computer names searched on a network.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting allows you to clear the names of all computers that were passed as arguments while searching a computer on the network.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For Current User).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Clear the recently accessed documents list.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to delete the documents in "Recent Documents" folder.

Hide user-created folders in the Start menu.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to hide user-created folders in the Start menu.

 
 
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