how can I turn off automatic display of pictures within MS Paint of Windows 10 within the Start menu?

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         Whenever I click on Start, type in Paint in the Search field, small icons of my pictures stored on my hard drive appear underneath Paint before I open this program.  Is there a way of reconfiguring the settings of Windows 10 or perhaps MS Paint to prevent this from happening again?

          Thank you

          George
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A screenshot would help.

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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

         The default program is Windows Photo Viewer.  However, the icons of the pictures remain underneath Paint whenever I click on the Start, type in Paint in the Search field. What I am experiencing here is similar to previous operating systems holding onto pictures and music files most recently used.  However, there might be a bit more to this.

           George
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Hi

         On a side note which might be of some troubleshooting usefulness, is there a way I can simply assign a hidden attribute to these pictures so they are not being displayed as icons within the Start area underneath Paint?

          George
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George, could you post a screenshot, please?
I don't get any pictures when I search for "Paint". Maybe the filer names contain "Paint" or some metadata of these pictures contains it?

About hidden: yes, that would work. Right-click the files, select properties, check "hidden".

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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

          Thank you for your suggestions.  After reviewing this situation more carefully and re-reading McKnife's tip, it turns out that I have several pictures with the file name of "paint" in them.   Naturally, that would explain why I was noticing these picture icons when I entered the keyword paint in the search bar at the bottom of the screen.

          George

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