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Windows 7 keeps a list of recently used files in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent. Based on my observation, it keeps 10 items for each file extension. So when you So open 11 .txt files in a row, the 2nd to the 11th items will stay in that Recent folder, but the first one will be gone.

My question is: How to keep an unlimited number of items in that Recent folder?

Note: Increasing the per-application recent items (e.g. as in ) has no effect on the per-user Recent item folder that I'm concerning.

Solution: Edit (or create) the following registry key


Thank you Alex

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I think this article from How To Geek should help you:

It says it will work for 7 as well as Vista.

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