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November 30, 2004 8:06:30 PM

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I never have anything in my Recent Documents folder. Any one have any ideas
on this?
I am running WinXP Home. It is under my name and I am the only ne using my
computer so I
not go through the log in sequence.
I have unhid the folder also.

Bill

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November 30, 2004 8:29:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

How To Display, Use, and Clear "My Recent Documents" on the Start Menu in
Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307875

TweakUI???
? Clear document history on exit
? Maintain Document History

XP Pro??

If XP Pro you can use Group Edit...
Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |
Navigate to >>>
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\
Do not keep history of recently opened documents
Clear history of recently opened documents on exit
===

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer

The registry entries are DWORD values. A value of 1 is enabled, and a value
of 0 is disabled.

Policy: Remove Recent Documents item from Start Menu
Description: Removes the Recent Documents folder from the Start menu. Also
removes the corresponding checkbox from the Start menu customization CPL.
Registry Value: "NoRecentDocsMenu"

Policy: Clear history of recent documents on exit
Description: Deletes all shortcuts shown in the Recent Documents menu when
the user logs off.
Registry Value: "ClearRecentDocsOnExit

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:o f$cdmz1EHA.1076@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
Bill <k5ofy@arrl.net> hunted and pecked:
> I never have anything in my Recent Documents folder. Any one have
> any ideas on this?
> I am running WinXP Home. It is under my name and I am the only ne
> using my computer so I
> not go through the log in sequence.
> I have unhid the folder also.
>
> Bill
!