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Is there a script to remove the recent documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader

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We have some public use computers and I need to remove the ability to see recent documents in Adobe Reader. Our pay stubs are PDFs and if someone wants to they can go back and look at other peoples pay stubs.
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by:puppydogbuddy
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See this link for a step by step how to accomplish by changing the windows registry:
          http://www.ehow.com/how_5489173_delete-used-list-adobe-reader.html
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by:drgleockler
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This is exactly what i need to do , but I'm trying to automate the process so I don't have to manually remove the registry entries every half hour.
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<<<manually remove the registry entries every half hour>>>??? Unless I've misunderstood something, I   believe registry changes are usually permanent, and the pdf listing of recently accessed documents should remain empty.
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by:drgleockler
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It's my understanding that this removes the current recent documents list. Once more documents are opened there would be a new recent documents list.  I would need to remove the registry setting everytime new documents are opened.  I could be wrong though.....
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try it and see what happens.
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I can delete these registry keys but as soon as I open more PDFs the registry settings come right back. Any ideas?
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Apparently the Adobe Reader uses the system's (windows) recent document list for its own list, so try the following:
Put your mouse on the Windows "Start" button and right-click. Select "Properties." Click the Start Menu tab. Click the button "Customize." Click the "Advanced" tab. Remove the check mark from the "List My Most Recently Opened Documents" box.


Read more: How to Disable Most Recently Used (MRU) List on a Computer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2295202_disable-recently-used-mru-list.html#ixzz10Mq6Ycq1
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I created a registry key that disabled the recent documents list but the listings still show up under HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  Software
    Adobe
      9.0
       AVGeneral
           cRecentFiles
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by:puppydogbuddy
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If the list existed before you disabled the reg key, you may have to erase manually to get the disabled key to take effect.

If the above doesn't do it and you did not do the following step, then do it now:
Put your mouse on the Windows "Start" button and right-click. Select "Properties." Click the Start Menu tab. Click the button "Customize." Click the "Advanced" tab. Remove the check mark from the "List My Most Recently Opened Documents" box.
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