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Friday, April 17, 2009

How to change the list of recently opened documents history?

By default windows XP display the shortcuts of last fifteen programs on recent documents list in start menu but we can increase this value with providing required input value.

Follow the given steps for configuration to increase the list of recently opened documents:
  • To edit the computer registry, first we should log onto your computer with administrative rights.

  • Click Start button and type regedit in Run option then press Enter for next।

  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

  • Now in left side panel, click right to create a new Key value with the name Explorer under "Policies" area।

Now we explore the full path like:

  • Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\explorer

  • Now in right side panel, click right to create a new DWORD value with the name MaxRecentDocs and then set values with our required input value

  • In this case, we are trying to set input value to 30 and press Ok button।

But next time, if we want to disable this functionality then simply change the value of data box to 15 or delete the MaxRecentDocs DWORD item.

Now close the registry editor and restart our computer after any changes to go into effect.

Note : If you are novice, please take support from an expert to handle registry editor.

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