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When ever I open many files, they always show up in Start->Documents.

I can clear this by going right click start->properties->start menu->customize->clear documents.

Is there any other way to do this, like with command line, or something else?

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Ccleaner does that (with a right click on the Recycle Bin > Run CCleaner) when Recent Documents is checked under Windows Explorer.

Ccleaner is freeware (i recommend downloading the Slim version, it does not include the browser search bar). a portable version is also available.

or disable the recording of recently opened documents altogether:

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
Value Name: NoRecentDocsHistory
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)
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+1 CCleaner rules! – ephilip Dec 19 '09 at 19:44
    
Thank you! Now I would like to know how to do this by programming it, but i'll ask it on stackoverflow – MJ. Dec 20 '09 at 3:53

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