Shortcut to Clear Recent Documents from XP Start Menu

Last Updated on 16/11/2022

Shortcut to Clear Recent Documents from XP Start Menu

Sometimes we would like to hide recently opened files or documents out of in the Windows Start menu, to keep others from viewing the files. This is easy with Vista with the option to erase all recently opened files by right-clicking the options menu for Recent Documents, but in XP it takes longer because this procedure is needed in order to delete the most recent files.

However, here’s an easy method to do it in XP by creating a shortcut to it. The steps are as follows:

  1. Open your Notepad
  2. Type ” cd C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorRecent

    del . ” ( without quotes ). Change Administrator using your username.
  3. Save this file to anything.bat
  4. When you open the file, it will prompt you to confirm. Type Y or N
  5. It is easier to do this by putting the saved file into the Windows directory and then opening it using by using the Run command.
Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton