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Stop files being added to recent list

Posted on 2004-09-23
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I am currently using Office 2000 on a Windows 2000 platform.  Each time I open a Word document a Shortcut to the file is stored in the 'Document and Settings\user\application data\microsoft\office\recent' directory.  Is there anyway of stopping this from happening?

With kind regards
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by:sirbounty
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Sure - Tools/Options and from the General tab, deselect Recently Used file list.
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Oops - that's for office 2002...may still be a simliar setting however.
You might also delete the Recent folder and create  a File with the same name...
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by:AndrewGW
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No it's the same for Word 2000.  Tools/Options - General tab, uncheck Recently used file list
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by:2001Fred
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I'm not sure if it's the same in 2k...it might be the option to set  recently view files to "0."  I know i ran into this difference before on some office programs.
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