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Delete the list of recently used documents on logoff (for all users)

This setting enables you to remove the list of recently used items on the start menu during the logoff process.

Tweak for : Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Windows stores the list of most recently used files and URLs that you have accessed recently. If you enable this setting, you can delete the list of recently used documents on the start menu during the logoff process.

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 exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can delete the list of recently used documents on the start menu during the logoff process. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to “0”.

NOTE:
In Windows Vista, the Recent Items folder is removed from Start Menu on applying the tweak.

Clear Recent Docs History on logoff.reg

The '.reg' file Clear Recent Docs History on logoff.

Don't Clear Recent Docs History on logoff (Default).reg

The '.reg' file Don't Clear Recent Docs History on logoff (Default).

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" after the changes have been made in the registry.

The list of recently opened items is visible.

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

Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\], key and create a new key with the name "Explorer" under "Policies".

Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policie s\Explorer],right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "ClearRecentDocsOnExit" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "ClearRecentDocsOnExit" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'. Once you are done. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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

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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

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Clear the recently accessed documents list.

Category : Display > Start Menu

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

Clear history of recently accessed entries on logoff.

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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.

 
 
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