Clear history of recently opened documents on exit

User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Start Menu & Taskbar


Deletes shortcuts to recently used document files when the user logs off. As a result, the Documents menu on the Start menu is always empty when the user logs on.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, the system retains document shortcuts and, when a user logs on, the Documents menu appears just as it did when the user logged off.

You can use this policy, in coordination with the Remove Documents menu from Start Menu and Do not keep history of recently opened documents policies in this folder, to manage access to recently opened files. The system uses this policy only when neither of these related policies are selected.

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The system saves document shortcuts in the user profile in the System-drive \Documents and Settings\ User-name \Recent folder.

This policy does not clear the list of recent files that Windows 2000 programs display at the bottom of the File menu. See the Do not keep history of recently opened documents policy.

This policy does not hide document shortcuts displayed in the Open dialog box. See the Hide the dropdown list of recent files policy.