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How to Delete Recent Documents List When You Quit Windows

 By editing the Registry, you can make Windows automatically delete the recent documents list every time you log out of Windows. This list includes recent files in File Explorer. This hack allows you to continue using the recent items list as usual until you log out of Windows.


Delete Recent Documents List by Editing Registry


1. Open the Registry Editor by hitting Start and typing “regedit.” Press Enter to open the Registry Editor and give it permission to make changes to the PC.


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2. In the Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\


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3. Then right-click the Explorer button and select New > DWORD (32-bit). Name the new key as “ClearRecentDocsOnExit.”


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4. Double-click the “ClearRecentDocsOnExit” key you just created to open its properties window. Change the value from 0 to 1 in the “Value data” Box and then click “OK.”


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You can now close the Registry Editor. The next time you log out of your account, your Recent Documents will be deleted. To reverse the changes, simply follow the same steps and change the ClearRecentDocsOnExit value back to 0.

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