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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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Recent Cleaner is a great privacy tool

March 1st, 2010

The 21st century is called the age of information. Computers and web technologies have changed our life forever. It is true that very few businesses can function properly without IT support, say apart of ordinary people. We are addicted to computers. However, millions of people are using computers for business purposes, not just for fun. Computers are full of different files and folders, with plenty of programs installed. It is not easy to manage all this information, and it is even more difficult to keep it secure.

In fact, security of files and information is a #1 problem for many big companies. Indeed, it is not easy to control hundreds or thousands of employees who use confidential information in their work. On the other hand, some users want to keep confidential what they are doing in their computers.

Most programs show recently opened files. Well, you may be a freak or simply a person who does not want others to see which files were opened in your PC. It does not matter. This is your PC and you may naturally want to conceal something. Maybe from your boos, or administrator. Again, it does not matter.

Most popular programs used in PC usually show recently opened files. The same information in displayed in Start menu (sure, you can hide it if you adjust certain settings). Thus, when you run MS Word and press File menu, in the bottom you will see a list of the recently opened files. How can you clear this list?

Use Recent Cleaner from AKS-LABS and you will always remain “clean” fro whoever uses your computer. This is a very simple program that clears logs of recently opened files. Moreover, the system supports a number of the most popular programs.

Of course, MS Office is the most popular product family. MS Word, Excel, Access, Front Page and PowerPoint are among the most widely used programs. And all of them have the list of recently opened files. Using Recent Cleaner you will be able to clear records in all these programs, as well as record of all your actions and operations in your PC. Recent Cleaner also supports WinRar and WinZip. Thus, you may conceal that you have zipped or unzipped files and folders.

Recent Cleaner is very easy to use. The left side menu consists of the menus – Office, System and Utils. Each menu has submenus, i.e. programs in which you want to clear record. One of the greatest advantages of Recent Cleaner is the fact that you can actually see which files were opened, and thus, you can select all of them, or just the files you want to keep secret. If you want to completely destroy evidence of your work with computer select Clear All, and Recent Cleaner will clear logs in the programs and system.

Recent Cleaner is a privacy tool which is very important for those, who think that an intruder might trace programs and important documents in your PC. Of course, the program cannot make it impossible to find certain documents, but it certainly makes this process more painful and challenging for an intruder.

With a reporting feature, users will be able to obtain report which includes the number of recently used files and the number of deleted files from the log. This report can also help users find recently used files without opening relevant programs.

At a first glance, Recent Cleaner may seem a useless program to you. But let’s review some hypothetic situations of how it can save your job or a career. The program can be also used by system administrator to view recently opened files in user’s PCs. At that, a system administrator may use the program both with aims of punishing users or protecting them from punishment (for instance deleting list of recently opened files).

Clear list of recent Word files

Clear list of recent Word files

Clear the list of windows recent files

Clear the list of windows recent files

Situation #1. You are a system administrator who has to find out if employees of the departments are accessing and opening confidential files. Thus, all you have to do is to install Recent Cleaner onto the computer, and view the entire log, or save it to the report. The entire process will take several seconds. Besides, you will have a fill list of files and programs recently accessed. This will help you improve security issues and provide users with real evidence proving their fault.

Situation #2. Just to the contrary, you are an employee who does not want your system administrator to see your recently used files. By running Recent Cleaner you can erase logs of recently used files. Thus, a system administrator will see nothing in such lists, even if he opens MS Word and similar programs. Thus, if you are expecting IT check up, Recent Cleaner is an excellent tool, even if you never accessed secret or confidential files. Why let other people see what you have been doing in your PC? Sure, you have nothing to conceal, but privacy is your privilege. So, take advantage of this privilege and Recent Cleaner from AKS-LABS will help you here.

To sum it up, it needs saying that Recent Cleaner cannot be called a must have tool for an ordinary user. But if you value privacy and security of your information and files stored in your PC, this will be a right utility for you.

The above examples are just a few cases of how this program can be used to the user’s benefit. No matter if you are an employee or a system administrator, Recent Cleaner can do a great job for you by not letting other people see what you have been doing with your PC.

Traditionally AKS-LABS provides their customers with a high quality supports and always keeps improving their software products, and Recent Cleaner is not an exception here. Like all AKS –LABS products, Recent Cleaner has a Help menu which will resolve problems related with usage or installation of the program.

So, enjoy using Recent Cleaner and prove that you are a real “master” of your computer.

Recent Cleaner is the best too to delete recent Windows files

Recent Cleaner is the best too to delete recent Windows files

Use a reliable tool to clear recent documents

Use a reliable tool to clear recent documents

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