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I open a file with wordpad. now i delete that file. now when i open wordpad again the entry of the deleted file is still there in the recently opened files list. How do I remove it?
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Question by:siddhuv
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by:vinnyd79
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Have you tried right clicking and selecting Delete?
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by:vinnyd79
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I think I misunderstood your question.Try this:
In the start menu go to run and type in regedit.
Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\WordPad\Recent File List - This is where the entries are stored.
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by:lyonst
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There is also a folder called Recnet usually C:\WINDOWS\RECENT

You can simply delete them from there.

Also if you want to clear the entire list simply go to

Start .. Settings .. Taskbar .. Start Menu Programs .. and Press the Clear Button..

Cheers,

T.

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by:siddhuv
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hi guys and gals,

vinnyd79, do i have to restart the system before i can see the change? and is there a way to prevent the filelist from being created?

thanx for the solution.

take care,

siddharth.
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I don't think you need to restart your system but you must close wordpad and regedit after making the change.I don't know of anyway to disable the list.You could delete the key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\WordPad\Recent File List

but wordpad will re-create it if it does not exist.

You could create a .reg file to delete the key by pasting the following into a text file and then name it with a .reg extension.This will delete the key when you double click the file.

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\WordPad\Recent File List]

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thanks vinnyd79
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