How to clear your recently viewed documents

by on June 20, 2007
in Tips and Tricks, Windows XP




As you all know that whenever a document such as a word processing file, an image, sound file etc. is opened, it gets saved in your Recently Viewed Documents. At times it even gets annoying, because sometimes you don’t want something to be viewed by others and want to keep it private.

Well, to clear the history, follow the instructions below:

  1. Right-click anywhere in your taskbar and select Properties.
  2. Go to the Start Menu tab and make sure the usual Start Menu is selected (not the classic start menu)
  3. Â Select Customize and from the customize window, go to Advanced tab.

There in the end of the window you will see the Clear List button beside ‘List my recently viewed documents.’ Click that button, and all the history will get cleared. If you don’t want your documents to get listed in that list, then un-check the option to list them.

There you go, history for the recently viewed documents is all cleared :)

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.

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