LKBEN10818: How to disable the Recent documents folder in the Windows start menu.


You need to disable the Recent documents folder.


You want to remove the "Recent dokuments" folder in the Windows start menu.


If you din't want to have the "Recent documents" folder in the start menu you have to change a registry entry.

Search for the following entry "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer".

There has to be the key "NoRecentDocsMenu". Change the value to 1.

After a restart the change takes effect.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment: