How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP


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Privacy is always a big question in every work, especially while using computers and internet. Everyone want hide its history from others and always try to make there stuff private. While using internet people always have a deep look on the “history” menu in the web browsers to hide the stuff which they do not want to show others, like sometimes people delete particular websites after browsing them from the history, they also clear previous downloaded files, some people also change their IPs to turn everything unknown to others. These are the somethings which people usually do while using internet but there is another place too where people try to hide their accessed files and folders from other users. In Windows usually people want to remove previous accessed documents, because any other users can have a look on them which is not good for their privacy. In Windows XP their is a such menu which shows previous accessed documents, this is in the right top corner of the Start menu and Its named “My Recent Documents”.

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How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP

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How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP

This menu shows all the previous used documents from the whole hard disk, now the question is how to remove these previous accessed files and folders to keep this list  “empty” anytime? Clearing this list is very easy and for this purpose we are going to present a tutorial on How to Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP.

Here is the complete step by step guide on How to clear previous accessed documents’ history. To begin the setup follow the steps below.

 1: Open The Properties

First of all you have to open the properties windows of the start menu as the “My recent documents list” shows in the Start Menu. For this purpose move the mouse cursor to the left lower corner of the screen and right click on the “Start” and then click on the Properties as shown in the picture below.

How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP step 1

2: Click On Customize In The Properties

After opening the Start menu properties, you have to customize the “Start menu” to delete the previous accessed documents from “My recent Document“. For this purpose click on the “Customize Button” as in the lower part of windows as shown in the picture below.

How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP step 2

How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP step 2

Then In the customize window of the properties of start menu you will see different options, there will be two tabs there general and advanced “click on advanced“, In this tab you will see “recent documents” in start menu items,

How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP step 3

How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP step 3

In Recent Documents you can delete previous data by clicking on “Clear List” button as shown in the picture below and you can also stop windows from storing your previous accessed documents’ history by unchecking the “list my recent opened documents” option. After the complete setup you will see the menu like shown below.

How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP step 4

How To Clear Recent Documents List In Windows XP step 4

So, this is the tutorial on How to clear recent documents List in windows XP, this tutorial will help you for keeping your privacy always on, through this you can delete your previous accessed documents’ data easily in Some step. We hope you will like the stuff but stay in touch with us because there is coming more.

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