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Windows 7: Disable an application's recent list

22 Jan 2010   #1

win 7 64
Disable an application's recent list

Since I spent some time on this I figured I would share.

I wanted to disable a specific application's recent list.

The recent list for each application is stored in a database file located here:

I opened a file - to add it to the recent list that I wanted to eliminate.
Sorted the files in the above location by date modified.
Changed the permissions - so my user account was DENY'd Read access - BLAM no more recent list for that application.

I win \o/

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22 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Good one !!! Keep it up
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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

Or you can right click on the taskbar go Properties, "Start Menu", Tab then go "Customize", then putt the "Number of recently used programs to display" to 0.
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23 Jan 2010   #4

win 7 64

Crispy - that works if you want to shut off recent items in general.

My method allows you control one application's behavior.
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