Searching for answer I found this old link:

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Is there a way to increase the recent files limit? My list shows 12 files. I work with large projects with hundreds of files, and the tab bar rapidly becomes very unwieldy, so I try to only keep open the files that I'm using for the immediate task. I cycle through dozens of files in a short period of time, and I usually end up needing a file I closed more than 12 files ago. Is there some way I can increase the current limit of 12 to more like 20 or 30?

Looks like repo is moved to GitHub: notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus.

At the moment I can see 15 recent files. I am using:

Notepad++ v6.7.4 Je suis Charlie edition

Included plugins:

  1. DSpellCheck v1.2.12
  2. NppFTP 0.24.1
  3. NppExport v0.2.8
  4. Plugin Manager 1.0.8
  5. Converter 3.0
  6. Mime Tool 1.9

Go to Settings > Preferences > Recent Files History and change Max. number of entries

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    Maximum of 30 in my version (7.2.2). I'd happily go to 50 but maybe that would cause interface problems. – Ambrose Jan 10 at 21:53
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    it has been always 30 AFAIK. And even at that value you already have to scroll the menu at 1920x1080 – phuclv Jan 11 at 1:10
  • The developers could easily increase the limit beyond 30 with the use of a nested submenu. I'd also like to have a bigger maximum. – ashleedawg May 5 at 2:25

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