This setting enables you to clear the recently accessed documents list on Start Menu as well as the Internet Explorer URL history, when you log off your system.
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Enable Deletion of Items on Logoff.reg
The ".reg" file can clear the list of recently accessed entries on logoff.
Disable Deletion of Items on Logoff (Default).reg
The ".reg" file can show the accessed entries in future, even after a logoff.
Registry Entry Details:
Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.
The list of recently opened items is cleared from the "My Recent Documents" and Internet Explorer URL history is deleted.
The list of recently opened items is visible.
First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "ClearRecentDocsOnExit".
Second, right-click on the 'ClearRecentDocsOnExit' DWORD value and click on "Modify".
Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.
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Category : Display > Start Menu
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Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For Current User).
This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.
Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).
Clear the recently accessed documents list.
This setting enables you to delete the documents in "Recent Documents" folder.
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This setting enables you to hide user-created folders in the Start menu.