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How to remove last used files? Clearing the list of it

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How to remove last used files? Clearing the list of it

Hi, 
another one from for this day.
I want to clear the list of last opened files on the left panel. I googled but havent found smthg to solve this. I add a picture so can see what i mean by that.

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Re: How to remove last used files? Clearing the list of it

@ClemensNader 

 

This is something which is controlled by system registry not by application. You may try google to clear recent files without specifying the application.... As far as I remember it use to be in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.. but editing registry should always be done by IT... 

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Re: How to remove last used files? Clearing the list of it

@ClemensNader 

 

This is something which is controlled by system registry not by application. You may try google to clear recent files without specifying the application.... As far as I remember it use to be in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.. but editing registry should always be done by IT... 

Re: How to remove last used files? Clearing the list of it

Are there any other possible solutions? Because nearly every other software has this option to clear the list of last used objects and not by changing something in registry?

Re: How to remove last used files? Clearing the list of it

@ClemensNader 

 

There is no direct option to "clear" the file history. This can be a good Idea to add option to clear list. One of the other options, config option visible_recent_file may help you... 

You can set this option to a number to display file in list. 

 

 

Re: How to remove last used files? Clearing the list of it

visible_recent_files

Category: Without category

Description: Number of visible recent files. The possible range is 1 - 30.

Values:

Default Values: 21

 

Re: How to remove last used files? Clearing the list of it

Hi,

recent file names are saved in Windows Registry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric folder in values named RecentFile0, RecentFile1, ...

 

In my case (Creo 2.0) the last value was named RecentFile29.

I created clean_recent_files.bat file - see below

rem ***
rem https://www.windows-commandline.com/delete-registry-key-command-line/
rem ***

reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile0 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile1 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile2 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile3 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile4 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile5 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile6 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile7 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile8 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile9 /f

reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile10 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile11 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile12 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile13 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile14 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile15 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile16 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile17 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile18 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile19 /f

reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile20 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile21 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile22 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile23 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile24 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile25 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile26 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile27 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile28 /f
reg delete  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\Creo_Parametric /v RecentFile29 /f

pause

I executed the batch file and now ... recent file list in Creo is empty Smiley Happy


Martin Hanák