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Windows 7: How to clear jump lists for a SPECIFIC program ?

12 Mar 2010   #1

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How to clear jump lists for a SPECIFIC program ?

hey

Just wondering If there would be a way for me to clear the recent (Jump List) for a specific program without having to delete all Jump lists for every program on the taskbar ?

(See the Second Screenshot down)

The recent list that I would like to clear is Media Player Classic only. Reason, is because some videos I watch, are stored on another external USB hard drive. And when I have that hard drive disconnected, I get the following message If I click on one of the files in the recent list :

(See the first Screenshot)

And basically I don't want to have a recent jump list pointing to a file that isn't available


Actually, now that I think of it, how do I prevent a specific program namely MEDIA PLAYER CLASSIC from even creating jump (recent) lists in the first place ?


Hope my questions make sense ! lol It's 1:20AM and I can't sleep


Thnx in advance



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12 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote:
The recent list that I would like to clear is Media Player Classic only. Reason, is because some videos I watch, are stored on another external USB hard drive. And when I have that hard drive disconnected, I get the following message If I click on one of the files in the recent list
Hi JordanJP,

Maybe I'm not understanding correctly, but why would you click on an item in your MPC jumplist that you know isn't available because the drive is disconnected?

You can always just right-click on individual items in a jumplist and select "Remove from this list".

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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21 May 2010   #3

 
 

I have the same problem. I want to clear one jump list, not all jump lists. And I don't want to have to right click 10 or more items individually and then choose "Remove from this list" 10 times and then click "Are you sure you want to delete?/YES" 10 times and then pull up the jump list again 10 times and start over and then empty my recycle bin and then click "Yes I really really really want to delete this trash".

Seems like a simple request. Why can't they just let you right-click and choose "Clear Jump List" like you could do on the old Recent Files list?

Even navigating to a folder that shows the contents of an individual jump list would be better. Kind of like the way you could open the Quick Launch folder or the Recent Files lists in prior versions of Windows. At least, then you could select more than one shortcut at a time to delete.

Know of a solution?
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01 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Quite simple actually:
  1. Hit Win+R (Run) and enter:
    Code:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
  2. Sort the listed files by date modified.
  3. Manually remove ONE item from the program's jumplist; You'll see the date modified on one of the files change to the current time. That's the file you need to delete to clear that application's jumplist.
  4. Make note of the filename; That name will be the same every time that application recreates a jumplist. In my case, Media Player Classic creates "43578521d78096c6.automaticDestinations-ms" but it may be different on yours. Just remember that the filename will always be the same, no matter how many times it's recreated.
Now that you know where the files are stored, and can figure out which files belong to which applications with a little trial-and-error, you can write a simple batch script that will clear only specific jumplists.

Enjoy!
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02 Jan 2012   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Nice post dstruct2k, and a very easy method to use

A Guy
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04 Jan 2012   #6

 
 

"write a simple batch script" - can you please explain in detail how to do this.

Also, I currently have 35 files with "43578521d78096c6.automaticDestinations-ms" type names in that location. Will I need 35 different batch scripts? How do I invoke these batch scripts?
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05 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HighTechGeek View Post
"write a simple batch script" - can you please explain in detail how to do this.

Also, I currently have 35 files with "43578521d78096c6.automaticDestinations-ms" type names in that location. Will I need 35 different batch scripts? How do I invoke these batch scripts?
No offense, but if the concept of a batch file being used to simplify an already-simple task is beyond you, then this method won't do you any good. Each file in the folder (or any other folder on any computer ever) will have a unique name and my method is to help you see which applications get assigned which IDs. I think this might be over your head, sorry.
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05 Jan 2012   #8

 
 

Not sure why I was having a mental block on this...you provided a viable solution.
Thanks.
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03 Feb 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
Thanks!

Ran across this old post after considerable frustration with this issue. Thanks, dstruck2k. Your method was easy to use and worked perfectly.

David
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