Clear recent items from the Start menu on Windows 7
In the ‘Recent Items’ list, located on the right-side of the ‘Start’ menu, you can see the list of all files and programs that you have recently opened or used. And by clicking on any file from the list, you can directly open it without having to go to its location. But in case, there are other users who use your computer and potentially check your files, then it is feasible to clear your recent items from the list.
Remember, clearing recently opened files or programs from the Start menu doesn't delete them from your PC. In addition to this, it would also prevent your Windows 7-based PC from saving items in future. Â Also, according to your convenience, you can any time begin compiling a list of the recently opened programs again.
Below is the comprehensive DIY solution that will help you clear recent items from the Start menu on Windows 7-based PC:
- Right click the ‘Start’ button and click ‘Properties’.
• To clear recently opened programs, clear the ‘Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu’ check box.
• To clear recently opened files, clear the ‘Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar’ check box and then click ’OK’.
See, how simple it was! To see each of the mentioned steps being performed, you can also go through our comprehensive video solution given below.