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Is there a way to change the number of "recently opened documents" in the Start menu of Windows XP?

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The registry key

KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\MaxRecentDocs

controls the number of documents in the Recent Documents folder.

Here's a reg file from Kelly's Korner (210/R), changing the value to 25

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"MaxRecentDocs"=dword:00000019

copy/paste into notepad, save as maxrecent25.reg and import.

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  • Thanks. This is a bit more involved than what I was hoping for, but that's the way it is, I guess. – JDelage Mar 9 '10 at 21:12

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