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  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10
       #60

    Brink said:
    I just tested on my build 18262, and toggling that setting off and on still clears the history for me.

    If you like, you could also use either option 1 or 3 in the tutorial below to see if they may still clear your recent history.

    Reset and Clear Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Toggling that setting off and on still clears the history for me. That works for me, too.

    However, having this setting in the on position used to prevent files from being placed in the "Recent Item" folder. Now my file usage history is stored.
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  2. Posts : 65,275
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       #61

    Justmeeee said:
    Toggling that setting off and on still clears the history for me. That works for me, too.

    However, having this setting in the on position used to prevent files from being placed in the "Recent Item" folder. Now my file usage history is stored.

    It would need to be left turned off to prevent that.
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  3. Posts : 5,025
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #62

    FYI...

    To clear Recent Documents or Items, you can use this silent and clickable .vbs script. So easy.
    Just place this in Notepad or similar and rename to CR.vbs - you can even create a shortcut from it.

    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    sRD = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Recent")
    if sRD <> "" then
    On Error Resume Next
    objFSO.DeleteFile(sRD & "\*.lnk")
    end if

    Works in XP, 7, 8 and 10.

    Last edited by Compumind; 21 Oct 2018 at 17:50.
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  4. Posts : 3,857
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
       #63

    Does your script remove the history in the run command?
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  5. Posts : 65,275
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       #64

    Hemimax said:
    Does your script remove the history in the run command?
    Hello Richard,

    For that, you would want to use this below instead.

    Clear File Explorer History in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  6. Posts : 3,857
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
       #65

    Sorry, I was looking to clear all the other lists without affecting the run command history.
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  7. Posts : 65,275
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       #66

    Hemimax said:
    Sorry, I was looking to clear all the other lists without affecting the run command history.
    In that case, you're safe to use the tutorial on the first page here without affecting Run.
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  8. Posts : 3,857
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
       #67

    Thank you
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  9. Posts : 65,275
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       #68

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  10. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 x64
       #69

    Hi,
    The tutorial works in 1903? I did it but I still have "Frequent places" ::
    1 Desktop
    2 Downloads
    3 Documents
    4 Pictures
    Am I missing something? How to remove these all?
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