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  1. /u/coip Win User

    The Recent Files section of File Explorer allows me to open files from a locked,...


    I have an USB-powered external hard drive connected to my Windows 10 computer. One of the partitions on the hard drive is Bitlocker protected, requiring a password to access. If I thereafter lock the drive or restart the computer (thereby re-locking the drive automatically), the partition cannot be accessed, as one would expect.

    However, if I open File Explorer, there is a of twenty recently opened files (e.g. pictures, documents, etc.) in a section called "Recent files". If I double click on these files--for example, a .jpg or .png file--it will open up and display them even though the file location is on the locked, Bitlocker-protected partition on the external hard drive. How do I prevent that from happening?

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    :)
     
    /u/coip, Feb 14, 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 14, 2020
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  3. eidairaman1, Feb 14, 2020
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  4. slozomby Win User

    The Recent Files section of File Explorer allows me to open files from a locked,...

    Recent File List

    to prevent it from autopopulating try making the reg key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List read only
     
    slozomby, Feb 14, 2020
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