Windows 10: How To Remove Recent Files..

Discus and support How To Remove Recent Files.. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; ver 1903 build 18362 I don't like that recent files thing coming up in explorer all the time. very embarrassing, people can see where I've been...... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by abrogard, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. abrogard Win User

    How To Remove Recent Files..


    ver 1903 build 18362

    I don't like that recent files thing coming up in explorer all the time.

    very embarrassing, people can see where I've been...


    So I google how to remove it and places like Tom's hardware spell it out quite clearly...

    But, as so often seems to happen, what they say I'll see I don't see... the choices they talk about I don't have, don't get..

    Open explorer, click view, change 'open file explorer to ' this pc'...

    right there. I don't see any 'open file explorer to' thing?

    Is this just my own sub standard intellect or is it really true that virtually all web advice on how to do things in win10 have been broken by recent changes to win10?

    anyway... how about this one... can I quickly, easily get rid of this 'recent files' thing?

    and while we're at it I'd like to get rid of that 'today', 'yesterday' , 'this week' or whatever it is... they've got dates on them, I just want a file listing.... that's the downloads folder I think isn't it?

    :)
     
    abrogard, Feb 1, 2020
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  2. slozomby Win User

    Recent File List

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file1

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file2
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file3
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file4
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file5
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file6
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file7
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file8
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file9
    ...

    you get the idea. ( too lazy to put it in a for loop and test it.

    or just open regedit and remove all the fileX from that key.
     
    slozomby, Feb 1, 2020
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  3. eidairaman1, Feb 1, 2020
    #3
  4. corrywd Win User

    How To Remove Recent Files..

    Cannot Remove File From File Explorers Recent Files List

    I'm using Windows 10 and have always been able to remove files from the file explorer's recent files list. The file is listed as FileProvider and it is located in the ThisPC/downloads directory. Any other file is readily deleted from the list by the usual
    procedure. This file is not. Any suggestions?

    THANKS
     
    corrywd, Feb 1, 2020
    #4
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