This tweak can control the display of “My Recent Documents” in new Start menu.
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Hide Recent Docs in Start Menu.reg
The '.reg' file can hide "My Recent Documents" item from the new Start Menu.
Show Recent Docs in Start Menu (Default).Reg
The '.reg' file can show "My Recent Documents" item in the new Start Menu.
Registry Entry Details:
Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.
'My Recent Documents' item is hidden from the new Start Menu display.
'My Recent Documents' icon is visible in the new Start Menu, by default.
First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\] and create a new 'DWORD value' as "Start_ShowRecentDocs".
Right Click on "Start_ShowRecentDocs" and select 'Modify'.
Finally, set the value data as "0" and click 'OK' to hide 'My Recent Documents' item from the new Start Menu.
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