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How to clear Recent items list in Windows Vista or Windows 7

On a Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine you can empty the recently opened documents list by doing the following.

  • Click on Start button
  • Right click on “Recent items
  • Select  ‘Clear Recent Items List

If you don’t see “Recent items” in start menu then it mean that tracking of recently opened files is not enabled.

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