In Windows XP I could disable recent files somewhere in the Start Menu configuration. But I have upgraded to Windows 10 and it seems they removed that.
In Folder Options there are these entries:
- Show recently used files in Quick access
- Show frequently used folders in Quick access
Unchecking these only hides recent files in Quick access, but they are still stored in
Then I tried enabling this policy in gpedit.msc
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Do not keep history of recent opened documents
But it didn't work neither.
Is there an easy way of preventing Windows 10 from storing links to recent files?