Stop Windows Storing Recent Opened File List In Vista

People some times complain why does window show the recent opened file list in windows, as for many people it really affects their privacy when others come to know which files they have opened.

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In Vista you can set the windows not to store the list of recently opened file list so no one will know what files you opened recently.

In order to set the privacy settings in windows not to store the names of recently opened file list follow the procedure below

1. Right click on the Start button and select Properties

Properties

2. Under Start Menu

Privacy-Properties 

Make sure that under Privacy both of these check box are unchecked, if they are not uncheck these checkboxes which says

  • Store and display a list of recently opened files
  • Store and display a list of recently opened programs

3. Click OK, That’s it Done!

Windows will not store any program or file opened after you set these privacy settings.

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