How to clear recent history

Clear recent history

How to clear recent documents and recent items

Windows stores a list of documents and files you have recently opened and worked with. The record of every document and file that you open on your computer can be easily accessed from the Start menu. To protect privacy, you should Clear Recent Documents and Recent Items.

Clear recent documents in Windows Vista

If you have Standard Start Menu, to clear 'Recent Items' (recent documents and files history):

Click the 'Start' button.

Right-click 'Recent items'.

Click 'Clear Recent Items List'.

To clear 'Recent Items' (recent documents and files history) for Classic Start Menu:

Click the 'Start' button.

Select 'Settings'.

Select 'Taskbar and Start Menu'.

Open the 'Start menu' tab.

Click 'Customize'.

To clear recently opened documents and files history click the 'Clear' button.

Click 'OK'.

To clear Recent documents in Windows XP

Right-click the Start button and choose "Properties".

Then click "Customize".

Click the "Advanced" tab.

To clear 'My Recent Documents folder' click "Clear List" and then click "OK".

How to clear recent searches

Recent search history is stored on your computer because of a feature called Autocomplete that stores a list of everything you type in web pages (e.g. search engine history, your name, e-mail address, credit card information, etc).

To clear recent searches in Internet Explorer



Select "Tools", then "Internet Options".

Open the "General" tab.

In the "Browsing history" area click the "Delete" button.

In the "Delete browsing history" window click the "Delete forms" button and then click "Yes".

Click Close and then click OK.

To clear recent searches in Firefox

Select "Tools", the "Options" and "Privacy".

In the Private area click "Clear Now".

In the "Clear Private Data" window put the check mark for "Saved form and Search History" and click "Clear Private Data Now".

Click OK.

To clear recent Google searches

Click on the Google logo on the Toolbar to access the drop-down menu.

Select the "Clear Search History" option. This will clear all the previous searches from the drop-down box.

How to clear recent play list in Windows Media Player

Media Player keeps list of recent files and urls that help you find frequently played content easier but seriously compromises your privacy as anyone can see what movies you watched, what songs you listened to, what movies you watched etc.

How to clear recent play files and urls in Media Player

Click the arrow below the Now Playing tab and select More Options.

Open the Privacy tab.

To clear the existing lists, click Clear History button.

How to prevent the recent play list from storing:

Click the arrow below the Now Playing tab and select More Options.

Open the Privacy tab.

Remove the check mark from 'Save file and URL history in the Player' check box.

How to clear recent files from the Open dialog box

To clear files list from the Open dialog box, you should empty the list of recently used documents folder on your computer.

How to clear recent programs on the Start menu

Windows Start Menu contains a list of recently run programs which will be shown once Start button is clicked. Whenever users run program, Windows will keep tracks of this information, build a recent run programs list and rank them according how frequently the programs are used. By default, Windows Start Menu contains 9 recently run programs.

How to clear recent programs on Start menu in Vista:

To clear recent history in Vista (clear Start menu run history), click the 'Start' button.

Select 'Settings'.

Select 'Taskbar and Start Menu Properties'.

Open 'Start menu' tab.

Click 'Customize'.

To clear recently run programs click 'Clear' button.

Click 'OK' to clear Start menu run history.

How do I clear recent programs on Start menu in Windows XP:

Right-click on 'Start' button.

Select 'Properties'.

Open 'Start menu' tab.

Click 'Customize'.

To clear recently run programs click 'Clear' button.

Click 'OK' to clear Start menu run history.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Copyright © 2017 clear-history.org   All rights reserved.       Privacy Policy       Site map