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    Hi I have Autocad lt 2011, on the Application menu listing recent files used, can I remove the ones that I dont use anymore or deleted?

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    Application Menu.jpg
    See those two buttons? Toggle between them and notice what happens to the list of files. Not exactly what you may have been looking for but give it a try.

    "The toggle buttons replace the Recent Documents and Open Documents options that were displayed at the bottom of Menu Browser in AutoCAD 2009." Source: AutoCAD Insider.
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    I wanna get rid of recent documents list of files that I dont use anymore it still is there.

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    Default Use Registry

    Open up registry editor and delete file paths you don't need from Autocad recent file list key.....

    Just search for Recent File List under "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\" and delete FileXX keys you don't want to see in Autocad...Restart AutoCAD...

    In my case the registry path was,
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    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\R19.0\ACAD-B005:409\Recent File List
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    JDM's approach is the safer option. Most computer users, who aren't geeks, wouldn't know how to open the Registry editor in the first place or exactly how one goes about editing the Registry using it. Nor would they know enough to create a backup copy of the Registry beforehand in case they do something stupid or their cat picks that very moment to walk across the keyboard.
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    I agree that diving into the Registry isn't a great solution, however I believe it is the only actual solution. Reducing the number of "recent files" displayed only truncates the list, it doesn't remove unneeded/unwanted files from the list, and it doesn't reset it either.

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    Well in that case make sure to put zero on the Application Menu Number of recent file box...See below

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    But then you will not see any files under application menu recent file list at all...

    Quote Originally Posted by Baiksu View Post
    Hi I have Autocad lt 2011, on the Application menu listing recent files used, can I remove the ones that I dont use anymore or deleted?
    So registry hack is the only method I know that will do the trick...

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    Then perhaps a more detailed explanation by iDeeW would go a long way towards making the procedure a little clearer. Ready to write that tutorial iDeeW? It would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baiksu View Post
    I wanna get rid of recent documents list of files that I dont use anymore it still is there.
    Follow JD's instructions. Then you have to remember to click the Apply button, and close AutoCad then re-open it to see the changes.
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