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Clear recent file list of MS Excel

This setting lets you clear the recent file list of MS Excel.

Tweak for : Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
The recent MS Excel file list contains the files opened or used during the last 30 days. Windows has the feature, which enables it.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Excel\Recent Files” is not present, create it as explained below. Now, delete all registry entry, which has “File[1..N]” like file1, file2, file3 and file4…… as string value except default.

Click OK to close the registry.

Logoff or restart your system.

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

The recent file list in the "File" is removed after the changes have been made in the registry.

The recent file list is visible in the "File" menu.

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

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Excel\Recent Files\] key, right-click on the "File[1..N]" keys as shown in the picture and click on "Delete".

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