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Note that "Remove Documents menu from Start Menu" will remove not only recent documents, but the entire douments folder. To just remove recent documents from the classic start menu there is another option in the same section of group policy editor, "Do not keep history of recently opened documents". That way, you documents folder remains, but without the list of recently accessed documents.
I'm using XP Pro, SP 2
When I go Start/Documents
I don't see any of my new Office 2007 files.
Obviously, they're in the relevant "Recent Files" list in the program itself, Word, Excel or Access.
But they're not in the Recent Dcouments Folder.
Any idea why not ???
I use Windows XP Pro and every file, folder or drive I go to shows up in both RECENT and MY RECENT DOCUMENTS AS SHORTCuTS.
I do not like having all of these shortcuts in my computer. I have been going to SEARCH and typing RECENT and then I just delete them all. I do not know if I am doing the right thing. I would like to know how to stop these shortcuts from going into them. I prefer to make my own shortcuts. HELP!
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Wow! Thanks a ton! I finally don't have that annoying "Documents" option on my classic start menu!
Big thanks! This helps me to prevent domestic troubles :D
ihave the same question about erasing sites or pics from my startmenu documents page but i have win2k not xp and could not figure out how to do this......Thanx Leo........
I was wondering if you could offer up a good explanation as to why your pc sometimes locks up when navigating to the documents folder from the start menu. Is windows trying to access a shortcut to a document that was either removed or maybe was on a network resource that's no longer available? Does that make any sense? Any input would be appreciated..
I want to remove my Start Completely off of the computer, thanks Donald Stevens.
If you have the Classic Start Menu and you use gpedit.msc or the registry to turn of the My Documents folder, will it still be disabled if you then switch to Normal Start Menu? If it is still disabled, can you enabled it with the Customize > Advanced options for the Normal Start Menu? Or do you have to go back into the registry and change it back?
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