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Clear My Recent Documents in Windows XP

All the links of the recently used files are stored in the My Recent Documents in the Start Menu.

To clear My Recent Documents in Windows XP

Step 1. Right Click on Start Menu and click Properties it will open a new window.

Step 2. Click Customize and then the Advanced tab

Step 3. Click the button Clear List under Recent Documents on the lower right-side of the window

This will clear the My Recent Documents.

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how do I remove a file from the startup menu in Windows 8.1


follow this steps
  1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_47.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
  2. Click the Start Menu tab, and then, under Privacy, select the Store and display a list of recently opened files check box so that it is checked. This will add Recent Items to the Start menu. To remove Recent Items from the Start menu, clear the Store and display a list of recently opened files check box.

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im missing my short cut to my recent documents


Could you tell me What Operating system you have , if its Windows 7, you can
  1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818.jpg, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
  2. Click the Start Menu tab. Under Privacy, select the Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar check box, if it isn't already selected.
  3. Click Customize. In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, scroll through the list of options to find the Recent Itemscheck box, select it, click OK, and then click OK again. (To remove Recent Items from the Start menu, clear the Recent Items check box, click OK, and then click OK again.)

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  • To clear the list of items shown in Recent Items, click Start, right-click Recent Items, and then click Clear recent items list.

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what is a second level menu that is accessed using a menu command?


Commands displayed in the start menu that have arrows on the right indicate that a submenu is available for a command. A submenu is a second-level menu.

Ex. "My Recent Documents" usually will have an arrow to the right of it. When you access your recent documents, you are actually accessing a submenu.

Sep 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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trying to install office 2007 but keep getting error code 1606 cannot find network location %APPDATA%. What can I do to fix this?


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit.exe, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  3. In the right pane, verify that the values are the same as the values in the following table. If each value matches the table, go to step 7. For Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003, see the following table. Collapse this tableExpand this table Value name Type Value data AppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Application Data Cache REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files Cookies REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Cookies Desktop REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Desktop Favorites REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Favorites History REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History LocalAppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data Local Settings REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings My Pictures REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures NetHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\NetHood Personal REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\My Documents PrintHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\PrintHood Programs REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs Recent REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Recent SendTo REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\SendTo Start Menu REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu Startup REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\programs\Startup Templates REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\TemplatesFor Windows Vista, see the following table. Collapse this tableExpand this table Value name Type Value data {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B} REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Downloads AppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming Cache REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files Cookies REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies Desktop REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Desktop Favorites REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Favorites History REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History LocalAppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local My Pictures REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Pictures My Music REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Music My Video REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Videos NetHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts Personal REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\PrintHood PrintHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Documents Programs REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs Recent REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent SendTo REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo Start Menu REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
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  5. In the left pane, right-click User Shell Folders, point to New, click Expandable String Value, type the Name value that you want from the table in step 3, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the value that you created in step 5, click Modify, type the value in the Value data box for the Value name, and then click OK.
  7. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  8. In the right pane, verify that the values are the same as the values in the following table. If each value matches the table, go to step 12. Collapse this tableExpand this table Value name Type Value data Common AppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data Common Desktop REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop Common Documents REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents Common Favorites REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Favorites Common Programs REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs Common Start Menu REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start menu Common Startup REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Common templates REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Templates
  9. If any Name, Type, or Value does not match the table in step 8, right-click the Value name, and then click Delete.
  10. In the left pane, right-click User Shell Folders, point to New, click Expandable String Value, type the Name value that you want from the table in step 8, and then press ENTER.
  11. Right-click the value that you created in step 10, click Modify, type the value in the Value data box for the Value name, and then click OK.
  12. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Sep 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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