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In our organization we see that the Recent folder in %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent is growing and growing. But that is because it is used over a couple of years probably. Now my question is, is there some way we can have a setting to keep only the lnk files of the last 5 days for example in stead of everything? Some additional important information. We work with Thinclients that connect to a citrix farm through Xenapp.

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We work also with RES Workspace manager to manage all the accounts and what they can do and cannot do. Maybe this can also be of some help.

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Perhaps a scheduled task can help you clean up the list. First you need to create a batch file to clean up older entries. Here is the sample code:

forfiles /p %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent /d -5 /C "CMD /c del /A -RSH @path"

/d -5 means "older than 5 days"

Then open windows task scheduler and create a basic task, specify any trigger you want (i.e. weekly or "when I log on") and specify that batch file

Please test before using in production.

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