Solved

Document History

Posted on 2002-05-19
6
164 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
One feature of windows that I have never used is the "Documents" tab in the task bar.  It just sits there and tells snoopers on my computer which documents I have accessed.  How can I disable this feature?

Andrew
0
Comment
Question by:andrewsmith
  • 5
6 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
CrazyOne earned 50 total points
ID: 7020191
Try this

Start > Run gpedit.msc

Local Computer Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu & Task Bar

On the right hand pane look for "Remove Documents menu...." and double click on it and then Enable it.


The Crazy One
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
ID: 7020197
Also you do this

Open Tweak to the IE tab. Deselct the "Add new documents to Documents on the Start Menu".
This will disallow any documents you open to be added to the list.

And/Or
Deselect "Show Documents on the Start Menu"

Tweak

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-1461985-100-2830963.html

or
http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp

or
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsme/guide/tweakui.exe
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
ID: 7020199
Also from my first comment this is the official explainatiion.

"Removes the Documents menu from the Start menu.

The Documents menu contains links to the non-program files that users have most recently opened. It appears so that users can easily reopen the documents.

You can use this policy, in coordination with the "Do not keep history of recently opened documents" and "Clear history of recently opened documents on exit" policies in this folder, to customize your policy for managing access to recently opened files.

Also, see the Maximum number of Recent documents" policy located in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer."
0
Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
ID: 7020206
Actually Enabling the "Do not keep history of recently opened documents" in the Group Policy would do the trick of not allowing a history being kept of what you have opened.
0
 

Author Comment

by:andrewsmith
ID: 7031809
Worked perfectly

Thank you
Andrew
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
ID: 7031828
you are welcome. >:)
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now