How To Enable or Disable the My Recent Documents List In Start Menu On Windows

by Rohit Khurana on October 14, 2008

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Trouble:

Some days back we receive a small problem from a reader regarding who says, the reader does not want to reveal his name so we can say.

How can I access the recent my documents list in start menu in windows, and how can I clear it also.

My Recent Documents

Well this may seem a simple problem to lot of reader reading this post now, could be a potential problems for a person who is new to Windows anyway.

Let’s see how can we use recent document list in start menu on windows

Fix:

 

How to display the List of Recent Documents

 

1. Right click on Start button, select Properties

2. Click Customize button, now click the Advanced tab.

3. Under Recent Documents, Click the box which says List my most recently opened documents.

4. Click ok, now when you click start menu button you will see the recent documents list.

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How to Clear Recent Document List

 

1. Right click on Start button, select Properties  

2. Click Customize button, now click the Advanced tab.

3. Under Recent Documents, Click the button Clear List and click OK.

 

See the snapshots below for guidance.

taskbar and start menu properties 

 customize start menu

 

If if you want to know how can you clean your recent accessed or opened files list automatically check click here to know how.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Deyaa Addeen Fahmy Shedeed October 29, 2008 at 8:02 am

Thank you .

kashif November 3, 2010 at 2:55 am

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Mahdi January 19, 2012 at 1:25 am

Its so useful, Thank you

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