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Old 12-23-2005, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I searched the web and windows help already so dont say search, my problem is, when u click "open" in a program like notepad or word, you can click "recent" on the left and all the recent documents opened are there.

How do you:

1. Delete them all, as i cannot drag the mouse to select them it doesnt come up, all i have to individually delete them which i dont want to do.
2. Disable it so that documents i open are no longer put there.
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What OS are you using?

In XP, this is based on a couple things. First is MRU cache, the other is application specific.
What programs are you wanting to keep clean? or everything?
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It is XP. What exactly should i do? Well ideally it would be every program, but most importantly Notepad and Word.
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Easy one, right click on the taskbar, click properties, start menu, customize, advanced, click clear list and then uncheck list my most recent opened documents
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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get Evidence Eliminator

http://www.internet-washers.com/
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get Evidence Eliminator

http://www.internet-washers.com/
WTF? u don't need dat. he's just tryin to remove the "List Recently Opened Documents" feature in XP. do what Warez Monster posted
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I searched the web and windows help already so dont say search, my problem is, when u click "open" in a program like notepad or word, you can click "recent" on the left and all the recent documents opened are there.

How do you:

1. Delete them all, as i cannot drag the mouse to select them it doesnt come up, all i have to individually delete them which i dont want to do.
2. Disable it so that documents i open are no longer put there.
I don't know if he is trying to do that or he's try to remove recent files in his programs. so I gave him a second option. I would have listed the first but warez beat me to it
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What OS are you using?

In XP, this is based on a couple things. First is MRU cache, the other is application specific.
What programs are you wanting to keep clean? or everything?
what is your solution?
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No that doesnt work, that just deletes the start menu recent documents thing.

Please read what i said:

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my problem is, when u click "open" in a program like notepad or word, you can click "recent" on the left and all the recent documents opened are there.
Thats what im talking about.

And i cant get/use evidence eliminator for certain reasons so please do not mention it.
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