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is there a way to disable recent documents in word 2010 and recent workbooks section in Office for entire domain users with a GPO? I know I can do this on a individual desktops via

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\policies\microsoft\offi ce\14.0\word\place mru

 This policy setting allows you to set the number of entries in the Recent Places list in the Recent Tab.


we changed the home folder paths and some  users desktop's are showing the old path for users to save. Currently it is to display 25  and I need to disable it.

to get the settings in word:  file, options, advanced and under "Display" show this number of recent Documents: 25
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The link below might be useful to you -

https://richardstk.com/2012/11/21/disable-controls-in-office-2010-using-group-policy/

Good luck

--Raghav.
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One solution would be to
Open the Start menu, and type gpedit.msc in the search line and press Enter.

NOTE: This file is located at C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc.

You will need to be an administrator to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

The Local Group Policy Editor will only be available in the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterpise editions. You will not have the Local Group Policy Editor available in the Windows 7 Starter and Home Premium editions.

Be careful, I have not played with this but looks like could lock yourself out of some areas. Recommend that you read the following from Microsoft
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd367850(WS.10).aspx
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OR in Group Policy, open the User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Start Menu and Taskbar tree and navigate down to the entry "Do not keep history of recently opened documents."
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thanks did the job.
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Most welcome.

--Raghav
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