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Documents in recently used list in Adobe Reader 8.1

Posted on 2007-10-17
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I need to find a way to not show the recently used files, listed under the File menu, in Adobe Reader 8.1.  
Question by:Lisa_Lewald
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Hi Lisa_Lewald

I don't think you can do this via preferences as the minimum is 1.

I don't think you can do this via Registry either, here is why:

If you use the registry editor (usual warnings apply) you can look for "iMaxMRUCnt" in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\AVGeneral

This is the key for the max count of recently used docs. Change the preferences from 5 to 1 and you can see how this value changes accordingly.

Now if you set the value to 0 and restart (Reader or computer and Reader, either way) you still get 1 doc in the list.

Sorry if this is not the answer you wanted, but I don't think there is a workaround if the registry hack does not work.

A related article on how to identify registry keys in Reader can be found here:

All the best

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ID: 20102590
I finally found it.

I had to add the Reg_Dword value "iMaxMRUCnt" to HKLM\Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\8.0\FeatureLockDown.
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Glad it worked out. Hope my comment helped you in the right direction

All the best


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