1.    06 Mar 2016 #1
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    MS Paint Recent Files


    MS Paint keeps showing the last 9 files which were opened. Is there a way so that when I close the Paint, these files could automatically removed. I do not want to make a new user. Or if there is any other free program which is like MS Paint but have option to not to show last opened files.
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  2.    06 Mar 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam9 View Post
    MS Paint keeps showing the last 9 files which were opened. Is there a way so that when I close the Paint, these files could automatically removed. I do not want to make a new user. Or if there is any other free program which is like MS Paint but have option to not to show last opened files.
    Here s a partial solution. Works for Windows 10 as well.

    Paint - Delete Recent Pictures from List in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

    This will clear it but of not disable list ie you would have to do again later etc.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Mar 2016 at 11:41. Reason: updated link
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  3.    06 Mar 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Here s a partial solution. Works for Windows 10 as well.

    Paint - Delete Recent Pictures from List in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

    This will clear it but of not disable list ie you would have to do again later etc.
    This is very cumbersome. I even got a batch file which clears the last opened files but again to run it every time is a headache. I need something to do it automatically. I am ready to use any other free image program, if there is option not to save last opened files.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Mar 2016 at 11:41.
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  4.    06 Mar 2016 #4
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    Have a look at Picpick.
    It has a free version and I use this version for last 3 years.
    All my screenshots posted in these forums were done with Picpick.
    It is very versatile. It's duped as "poor-man's SnagIt".

    http://ngwin.com/picpick/download

    Time to move up for a more sophisticated program.
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  5.    06 Mar 2016 #5
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    Hi sam9,

    Not sure if you use Ccleaner, but there is a cleaning option specifically for Paint. I would think that should help, but I since don't use Paint, so I'm not able to test it.


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  6.    06 Mar 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Have a look at Picpick.
    It has a free version and I use this version for last 3 years.
    All my screenshots posted in these forums were done with Picpick.
    It is very versatile. It's duped as "poor-man's SnagIt".

    http://ngwin.com/picpick/download

    Time to move up for a more sophisticated program.
    I will give it a try. Meanwhile I tried Gimp and there is an option to uncheck the box keep record of used files in the recent document list but that is also not working. Any idea.
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  7.    06 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam9 View Post
    I will give it a try. Meanwhile I tried Gimp and there is an option to uncheck the box keep record of used files in the recent document list but that is also not working. Any idea.
    I don't use Gimp. Sorry.

    Picpick has a "repeat last capture" option. That's it. It does not keep record of used files.
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  8.    06 Mar 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by b1rd View Post
    Hi sam9,

    Not sure if you use Ccleaner, but there is a cleaning option specifically for Paint. I would think that should help, but I since don't use Paint,


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    I have Ccleaner but again every time I will have to do it manually. In the meantime I tried Gimp. It has option to uncheck the box that is keep record of recent used files but again this is not working. Any idea.
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  9.    06 Mar 2016 #9
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    I did some more checking and it looks as if you've already tried most of what I found.

    Personally, I like PhotoFiltre (free), which also allows for some cool pluggins too. There's also PhotoFiltre Studio, which is more advanced (layering, etc..) but it's not free after the trial period- but reasonable)

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  10.    07 Mar 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam9 View Post
    I have Ccleaner but again every time I will have to do it manually. In the meantime I tried Gimp. It has option to uncheck the box that is keep record of recent used files but again this is not working. Any idea.
    I never knew that Ccleaner clears the recent files of paint. Yes it worked but again I need to do it automatically. As I said I got one batch file which clears the recent files and if it could be added in startup to execute it at the time of starting the PC. But I don't know how?
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