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Remove “My Recent Documents” item from the Start menu.

This setting enables you to hide the option "My Recent Documents" from the Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Windows saves a shortcut to each and every document that is opened recently and s displayed it in “My Recent Documents” item in Start menu, so that it should be available to the user whenever he wants to access it again. Normally, the maximum number of files stored is 15 in the list.

This setting enables you to remove the item from the Start menu. This can be done through some settings in the Windows registry.

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

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can remove the item from the Start menu. However, if you want to show the option again, change the value to “0” or delete the value “NoRecentDocsMenu”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Hide Recent Documents in StartMenu.reg

The '.reg' file can hide "My Recent Documents" in Start menu.

Show Recent Documents in StartMenu (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can show "My Recent Documents" in Start menu.

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

'My Recent Documents' option is hidden from the Start menu.

'My Recent Documents' option is visible by default in the Start menu.

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

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoRecentDocsMenu" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoRecentDocsMenu" 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.

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.

 
 
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