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Windows 7: Deleting the Names in the File Name Drop Down List

21 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional - 64bit
Deleting the Names in the File Name Drop Down List

Hi all:

When I go to open a file in Windows Media Player (and indeed many other programs), there is a box to put in (or click on) the file name. On the right end of this box is a little down arrow which, when clicked, provides a drop-down list of previously opened files. A picture of what I am talking about is below:

My question is simple: is there a way to delete this list? I cannot really find a way to do it in the Options settings for the program. Alternatively, is there a setting somewhere that can be adjusted to not store these settings?

Thanks in advance for any help!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

possibly run a disk clean up it will get rid of temp files and certain cached info,
Delete files using Disk Cleanup
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