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Clear the recently accessed documents list.

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

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
The documents, images, programs, or music files you did work on very recently, are displayed by “Recent Documents” as they are stored by Windows in most recently used files. Normally, the maximum number of files stored is 15 but this can be changed to suit your requirement.

This setting enables you to clear all these documents. This can be done through some settings in the Windows registry.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. When in “RecentDocs” folder, select all the values in the right-pane and press delete. It will delete the records of all recently accessed documents.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
The “Recent Documents” folder can be accessed in new Start menu 2-panel display.

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

The "Recent Documents" list is empty after the changes have been made in the registry.

The "Recent Documents" list shows the recently visited documents.

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

Next, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs\] key, select all the values from 0 to MRUListEx and ViewStream, right-click and click on "Delete".

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 history of recently accessed entries on logoff.

Category : Display > Start Menu

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.

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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