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Common Dialog Boxes - Clear Dropdown List of Recent Files History

How to Reset and Clear Common Dialog Boxes Dropdown List of Recent Files History
Published by Brink
05 Jan 2012
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How to Reset and Clear Common Dialog Boxes Dropdown List of Recent Files History

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The common open file dialog box is the one that opens when you click on File (menu bar), and say either Open, Save, Import, or Export.

This will show you how to reset and clear the list of most recently used (opened and saved) files from all of your (currently logged in user) common open file dialog boxes drop down list in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

This does not affect auto suggest and auto complete.


EXAMPLE: Common Open File Dialog Boxes Drop Down List of Recent Files Before and After Reset
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Here's How:
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Reset_Common_Dialog_Boxes_Dropdown_List_of_Recent_Files_History.reg
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2. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.

3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4. Double click/tap on Run, Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

5. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That's it,
Shawn








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