I didn't find any option in "preferences". How can I do it?

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a screenshot of preferences in my notepad++:

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You can disable the list of recent documents by changing your Recent Files History settings under

Settings > Preferences > Recent Files History

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While there is no an explicit "disable" feature, you can set the "Max. number of entries" to 0.

(I'm currently using Notepad++ v6.8.3)

  • Did it work on your machine? It doesn't work for me. Oct 28, 2015 at 19:38
  • This works for me in 7.9.
    – mbomb007
    Mar 30, 2021 at 13:38

Go to Settings >> Preferences >> Backup

Uncheck the Remember Current Session for Next Launch

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  • my "backup" section is different from what is shown in the image above. I will upload an image Jan 31, 2015 at 10:40
  • which version do you use? Jan 31, 2015 at 10:45
  • I found it in preferences>misc, but it only disables recent files shown in other tabs, not recent files in "file" menu (which I've shown in the image) Jan 31, 2015 at 10:50

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