Delete recently viewed document

February 16, 2009 at 10:02:55
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.416 GHz / 1023 MB
when you choose advaced tap from customize start menu you get an option to delete the recently viewed documents at the bottom. This option does not exist anymore in my pc. what to do to restore it? Thanks in advance.

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#1
February 16, 2009 at 11:25:35
You don't actually delete documents from the Start Menu My Recent Documents. You can only clear them from being listed (see link below). If you want to actually delete documents from your computer, you have to do it from within Windows Explorer or from the command prompt.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307875

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
February 16, 2009 at 11:26:37
If you select the Classic Menu and click "Customize", do you see it there?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#3
February 16, 2009 at 13:27:34
You could delete the contents of this folder >>>

C:\Documents and Settings\your name\Recent


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#4
February 16, 2009 at 14:27:52
Go to the link below and under the letter "R" scroll down to "Recent Documents".

Note that the "Clear Recent Documents (Line 170)" fix should be (Line 70).


http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

It's also good policy to create a new System Restore point prior to running any fixes.

Tufenuf


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#5
February 17, 2009 at 01:34:52
XpUser: I meant "clear them from being listed" otherwise i do not think someone will struggle in deleting a file from the system! Anyway; I just want to restore the option in "customize start menu".
Jennifer SUMN: I were able to see it before, so I do not think changing to classic will help!
Chuck 2: I know that but it won't help either.
Tufenuf: I'll try it when I get back home & will let you know if it works.
Thanks for everyone.

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#6
February 17, 2009 at 05:07:07
So did you change it to Classic? Or are you just assuming it won't work? How will you know that unless you try?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#7
February 17, 2009 at 10:38:16
Guys! Is it really hard to understand what I asked?! I just want to get back the option of deleting the recently viewed documents, I were not asking how to delete it, I can go to recent documents folder & delete it manually, I want to get the option back in "customize start menu", that was all what i asked, can anyone help please?!

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#8
February 17, 2009 at 10:53:55
Omda, Did you try Response Number 4 ?

Tufenuf


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#9
February 17, 2009 at 11:01:16
When I change to classic as you suggested, I get the option to delete it, however; it does not solve my problem, I was having the option before, why i do not have it now? I don't want to switch to classic view. For some reason I no more have the option, I just want it back as before without changing the type of view. Thanks.

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#10
February 17, 2009 at 11:55:06
Run System Restore.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#11
February 19, 2009 at 03:09:33
It disappeared long time ago, therefore; I do not think it is appropriate to run system restore. Thanks anyway!

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#12
February 19, 2009 at 03:22:58
Check this thread. The poster wants the opposite but the registry line is listed.

http://www.suggestafix.com/index.ph...


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#13
February 19, 2009 at 11:46:35
So, why wait until now to post the question? :)

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#14
February 19, 2009 at 23:32:48
Well ... I stumbled upon this website recently, so I said I may find an answer here! But Ididn't so far!!!

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#15
February 20, 2009 at 06:10:39
Response #12 seems to have an answer. Did you check it out. Also tufenuf gave you a good resource in #4.

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#16
February 22, 2009 at 06:13:09
hi
goto run
type gpedit.msc
and windows will open

choose User configuration->administrative templates->start menu and taskbar
and right side find option enable recent document and show............


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#17
February 22, 2009 at 08:02:46
rakeshmeena: Thanks for the tip. It, generally; is useful. However; it does not serve the purpose. All I want is to have the option back in "advance" tap in "customize start menu". No more No less. I did not ask how to remove or prevent recent documents from being showed or listed or whatever!

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#18
February 22, 2009 at 08:11:27
Omda

The least you could do is to state you tried the suggestions and they didn't work. Two suggestions involve changes to the registry. That would seem to be necessary and should work.


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#19
February 22, 2009 at 08:13:49
Omda, This certainly is a weird problem. It wouldn't hurt anything to try this:
Start>Run then copy & paste or type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32

Click OK.

Note that the spacing is important.

It's just a WAG but try it.

Tufenuf


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#20
February 22, 2009 at 08:25:56
Tufenuf: What does it suppose to do or change?

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#21
February 22, 2009 at 08:31:58
Omda, The paragraph "Put on a happy interface:" at the link below explains what it does. It will not hurt anything to try it.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/1261...

Tufenuf


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