How-To: Get Rid of My Recent Documents in Start Menu

My Recent Documents is a real privacy issue because it lets people that have access to your machine see what you had recently viewed on your computer. By removing the My Recent Documents from the start menu, no one will have to know what documents, pictures, or videos (porn) you had viewed.

Removing My Recent Documents:

  1. Right Click on Start
  2. Click on Properties
  3. The radio button for Start Menu should be selected
  4. Click on Customized
  5. Click the Advanced Tab at the top
  6. On the bottom you will see Recent Documents
  7. Uncheck the box for “List my most recent opened documents”
  8. Apply and Close it off.

 

Cleaning My Recent Documents:

Follow the same steps as removing it, but then just click on the Clear List button to clean the traces of the files last viewed.

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7 comments so far

  1. anonymous on

    thank you for posting this kind sir

  2. Anonymous on

    eHacks is epic win!

  3. Terry on

    You are smarter than my computer whiz. Thanks

  4. sEaN on

    propz fucker

  5. SS on

    Thanks for the help on removing the quick access on the start menu, but there is still a record of recent files in C:\Documents and Settings\*USERNAME*. Either a folder named “Recent”, or “My Recent Documents”

    You can delete this file, but it is recreated every time Windows boots.

    Does anyone know how to permanently remove/disable this?

    Thanks,

  6. hacker on

    Wow thank you for telling me this, althought I am still trying to find a way to permanently remove it. ”

    Thanks for the help on removing the quick access on the start menu, but there is still a record of recent files in C:\Documents and Settings\*USERNAME*. Either a folder named “Recent”, or “My Recent Documents”

    You can delete this file, but it is recreated every time Windows boots.

    Does anyone know how to permanently remove/disable this?

    Thanks,

  7. Devesh on

    Thats very kool…


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