Wednesday, September 2, 2009

how to prevent appearing recent documents

Normally when you open or access a document or file it is added to the list called recent document (in the start menu) by editing some keys in your registry you can disable recent document ever appearing again. here is how we do it.

Step 1
  1. Go to the registry editor (start>run>type regedit and press enter)
  2. Now go to the key of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  3. Right click on the key, point to new and click DWORD value
  4. Now name the key as NoRecentDocsHistory
  5. Double click to open the key and set the value '1' to enable the restriction
Step 2
  1. Then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  2. And repeat the steps from 3 to 5
From next reboot, there is no more recent document saved at the start menu.

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