This setting enables you to hide the option "My Recent Documents" from the Start menu.
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Hide Recent Documents in StartMenu.reg
The '.reg' file can hide "My Recent Documents" in Start menu.
Show Recent Documents in StartMenu (Default).reg
The '.reg' file can show "My Recent Documents" in Start menu.
Registry Entry Details:
Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.
'My Recent Documents' option is hidden from the Start menu.
'My Recent Documents' option is visible by default in the Start menu.
First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\]
Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoRecentDocsMenu" in "Explorer" key.
Next, right-click on "NoRecentDocsMenu" 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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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.
Clear history of recently accessed entries on logoff.
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