Delete from recent docs list and it no longer holds 15 items

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by jersie0, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. jersie0

    jersie0 Guest

    In Windows 98, I've noticed that if I delete an item from the recent
    docs list (start : documents : right click on item and select delete),
    the item goes away (good), but then the maximum number of files in the
    recent docs list is decreased by one (bad). That is, when I open
    another document, instead of just adding a shortcut to that document
    to the list, to bring it up from 14 items to 15, it adds the shortcut
    and drops the oldest shortcut from the list, keeping it as a list of
    14 items.

    In the past, I've seen my recent docs list decrease in size one by one
    if I've deleted items from it, until there were just a couple entries.
    They only fix seems to have been to manually emply c:\windows\recent
    and then it manually rebuilds itself back up to 15.

    Is there a better and faster way to keep my docs list at 15, even if I
    delete from it?
    jersie0, Jun 24, 2004
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  2. jersie0

    glee Guest

    No need to manually empty the Recent folder.
    Right-click a blank spot on the Taskbar, click Properties> Start Menu Programs tab,
    and under Documents Menu, click the Clear button. This will clear the menu and
    reset it to 15 entries.

    If you manually delete individual items from the menu, the maximum will be reduced
    by one, until the entire menu is cleared and thereby reset.
    glee, Jun 24, 2004
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