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Removing "Recent" Projects

Posted on 2000-04-28
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I'm bounding around a lot between projects, so the "Recent" list is a handy feature. But my bosses keep changing their requirements for what they want these five apps to be called, so I now have a growing list of names in my Recent list for projects that no longer exist.

I'm a bit anal retentive, I guess, but somehow that bugs me. How can I flush out the Recent list and start over with current, active projects?

Thanks.
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You need to delete the values from the registry. you will found them under the following:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Visual Basic\6.0\RecentFiles

If you are not using 6.0 then the value above would be 5.0.
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Sounds scary. I've not directly edited the registry before, on fear of a painful death. How is this done safely, and how hard is it to screw up?
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You shouldn't be afraid of your registry. It holds a goldmine of information. As long as you only go to the key a specified and delete the values that are there it is impossible to screw anything up. It looks much like a 'Explorer' style view. The values you can delete or edit will show up on the right hand side.
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Thanks, jgravelle. I've cleaned up the list, and my computer still seems to be running!

-- b.r.t.
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