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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       #70

    Kishvand said:
    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?
    Are they showing as pinned?
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  2. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 x64
       #71

    Yes, they are pinned, got it, if I unpin they are removed, but that must be done manually? not possible via registry or a batch file?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       #72

    Kishvand said:
    Yes, they are pinned, got it, if I unpin they are removed, but that must be done manually? not possible via registry or a batch file?
    Here's a couple of options below you could use as a workaround depending on what would be best for you.

    Reset and Clear Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 x64
       #73

    Thanks, this is weird, I think no way, both of those wys did not unpin those automatically, but I found an interesting fact:
    If you unpin manually they will be gone. Now after unpinning them try:
    Reset_and_Clear_Recent_Items.bat
    Inside the file, second del command:
    del /F /Q %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations\*
    This will not run, at least 2 files in that folder never get deleted, but also don't give any error, I think immediately after removing they are restored.
    However, if you remove those 3 files, they are not removed or restore immediately, and then all those pinned items in Frequent places (Explorer > File) will be restored!
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       #74

    Looks like it would be best to manually unpin them.
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  6. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 x64
       #75

    Yes dear Brink, I just shared the strange behavior of deleting that DIR, that's nothing important, thanks many times, you're so kind :)
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  7. Posts : 684
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       #76

    do we by chance know how to disable or enable a specific filetype from showing in recents? for example Im trying to get regfiles to show in my recent documents but i dont know where the string or list is kept omitting particular filetypes.

    (curious what else is omitted by default as well for down the road )

    i know this can be done via filetypesman from nirsoft. I'd just prefer to not rely on third party software and know what its editing for obvious reasons :)

    I try to stay AHEAD of the future headscratchers these days lol

    - - - Updated - - -

    nm, gottem.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile]
    "EditFlags"=dword:00000000
    will allow it

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile]
    "EditFlags"=dword:00100000
    will block it (or editing the same dword under presumably any other filetype but .reg is the only one ive come across blocked by default so far)
    Last edited by klepp0906; 22 Apr 2020 at 09:43.
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