Deleting recent documents from the start menu in XP

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Beachcomber, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Beachcomber

    Beachcomber Guest

    Windows XP allows you to clear documents from the start menu (by
    selecting properties - Start Menu - Customize - and pressing CLEAR.

    Is there any way of disabling this collecting of recent documents and
    displaying them (if the user forgets to take the step above)?

    Beachcomber
    Beachcomber, Nov 13, 2005
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  2. Beachcomber

    nemo_outis Guest

    (Beachcomber) wrote in news:43770c78.1093828
    @newsgroups.comcast.net:

    >
    >
    > Windows XP allows you to clear documents from the start menu (by
    > selecting properties - Start Menu - Customize - and pressing CLEAR.
    >
    > Is there any way of disabling this collecting of recent documents and
    > displaying them (if the user forgets to take the step above)?
    >
    > Beachcomber



    The following registry patch will permanently prevent windows collecting
    recent file history"


    Registry Settings
    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Policies\
    Explorer]
    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Policies\
    Explorer]
    Value Name: NoRecentDocsHistory
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)


    See: http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/545/

    However, there are a gazillion other places where windows stashes similar
    info.

    Regards,
    nemo_outis, Nov 13, 2005
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