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Clear list of windows recent files to keep your PC private

March 5th, 2010

All programs as well as operating system stored recently opened files, programs, archives etc. This list is usually used to access recent files, which saves times as there is no need to look for files in a manual mode. However, privacy is valued by many PC users, especially in big offices. If you share computer with several people and you do not want them to view your recently opened Word or Excel documents you somehow need to delete this list.

If you run MS Word or Excel and choose File menu, below you will see recently viewed files. You may have some sensitive information stored in your computer and, naturally, you do not want anyone else to access it. The same concerns My recent files in Start Windows menu. What are the ways to clear recent files? Use Recent Cleaner from AKS-LABS and you may feel secure and protected: no one will ever view files recently opened in your PC.

Recent Cleaner has a very simple interface. Even inexperienced PC users will have no problems with this program. The only thing you have to do is to choose the kind of program in which you want to clear list of recently opened files. There are 3 sub-menus in the Left column – MS Office, System and Utilities (Utils). MS Office menu includes 5 the most popular Office programs, Word, Excel, Access, Front Page and Power Point. These are the most widely used file types.

Clear list of windows recent files

Clear list of windows recent files

Use Recent Cleaner to delete a list of windows recent files

Use Recent Cleaner to delete a list of windows recent files

In System menu you will be able to view all recent activity in your computer. This list includes documents, files, archives, programs, multimedia files etc. Thus, having cleared this list you destroy all evidence of activity in your PC.

Utils menu includes Win Rar and Win Zip. Here you will be able to see which archives you have recently opened or which files you have recently compressed.

It is possible to clear all lists of recent files. To do that you need to press Clear all button and the program will clear list of windows recent files, and recently viewed files in MS Office programs, as well as Win Rar and Win Zip.

If you do not want to delete all files from the list, you can select only some of them. For example, you viewed some files at somebody else’s computer. In order to keep the list as it used to be, you just delete the file you have viewed.

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