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June 12, 2009

How to clear Recent Documents and Recent Items List in Windows XP and Windows Vista

Filed under: Uncategorized — sirlaugh @ 6:43 pm

How to clear Recent Documents and Recent Items List in Windows XP and Windows Vista

By Aditya on windows

windows logo How to clear Recent Documents and Recent Items List in Windows XP and Windows Vista Recent Items (in Windows Vista) and Recent Documents (in Windows XP) stores traces of your file activity on the system for up to last 10 files that you open or access. In case you would not like others to know what files you have opened (especially on a shared computer), you can erase all trace of the files that have been opened, used, edited, created or accessed; listed inside the Recent Items list.

Clearing Recent Items List in Windows Vista

1. Click on Start

2. Right click on ‘Recent Items’

3. Click on ‘Clear Recent Items List’

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Clearing My Recent Documents in Windows XP

1. Right click Start

2. Select Properties

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3. Click ‘Customize’ in the ‘Taskbar and Start Menu Properties’

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4. 1. Click on the ‘Advanced’ Tab
2. Click on ‘Clear list’ button under recent documents

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5. Click OK

You can also remove ‘My Recent Documents’ in Windows XP. For doing so, simply uncheck the box beside ‘List my most recently opened documents’.

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