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Old 06-10-2007
help me
 
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Clearing recently changed file

how is this done without deleting files?

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Old 06-10-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 
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Re: Clearing recently changed file

Clearing what from where? More details would be a great help.

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Old 06-10-2007
Ken Blake, MVP
 
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Re: Clearing recently changed file

Sorry, I don't understand your question. Can you be more explicit,
please?
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Old 07-10-2007
Lang Murphy
 
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Re: Clearing recently changed file

Open file.

Select all data/text. (Ctrl-A should do that...)

Delete. (Hit Delete key.)

Save file.

File "cleared" without deleting.

Why one would want to -do- that is beyond me, but there it is.

Lang
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Old 10-12-2007
alice
 
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Re: Clearing recently changed file

If I hit the delete key, I only get a prompt asking me if I want to sent the
files to the recyle bin. How do I 'save files' ?
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Old 25-12-2007
tsonka
 
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Re: Clearing recently changed file


Im gonna bump this post cause I have the same question. How do you clear
the record of reciently changed documents without deleting the file. I
was goign to ask this same question. When I do what alice suggested it
wants to send everything to the recycle bin


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Old 26-12-2007
Yaz
 
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Re: Clearing recently changed file

Hey there,

I also have a file which i cannot delete permanently. I accepted the file by
mistake in a transfer in an instant messaging chat. I deleted file from
"recently changed" and deleted the same file from "recycle bin". Although I
cannot open the file in "recently changed" as it states it has been deleted.
The file still remains in the list and the icon shows the picture content
which is visible.

How can I delete the file permantently from "recently changed" so it is no
longer shown in the list and no longer on my laptop. Dell advised me to
restore my laptop back to factory settings, but surely there is a much
simpler and quicker way rather than restoring.

I have already deleted the file from "recent items", but I want permanently
deleted from "recently changed" so it is not listed".

Sorry I am not very IT minded so hope the above does not sound too
ridiculous!!

Please help......thanks
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Old 27-12-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 
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Re: Clearing recently changed file

Tsonka

Recently Changed isn't a normal folder. It's a saved search.

When you open it it lists recently changed files. What you're seeing is a
mirror of the actual files that were found with the search. Anything you do
to the files in Recently Changed you do to the original file, because each
icon in Recently Changed is the original file.

The Recently Changed search folder appears in 2 places. It is a 'link' to
the actual search folder in the Favorite Links at the top of the navigation
pane in Windows Explorer and the actual search folder is in
C:\Users\username\Searches\Recently Changed.

Although you cannot delete a file in this folder without deleting the
original file, you can delete the search folder itself without affecting the
files that are mirrored in that folder. You can also just remove the
Recently Changed folder in the Favorite Links section by right clicking the
link and selecting Remove Link, which will not effect the original search
folder in the users saved searches.

This folder is created when Vista is installed and is simply intended to
show some of the capabilities of the search component. Some users do not
like this folder since it does keep a history of files that have been
modified on the computer.

You can re-create this folder by simply configuring another search in the
advanced search options and then saving the search.
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Old 20-01-2008
hedger
 
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Re: Clearing recently changed file

Hi Ronnie,
Thanks for the info on deleting the 'Recently Changed' folder which I've
done successfully.
However I'm not sure how I go about re-creating this folder in the advanced
search options should I want to do so in the future. Could you give more
details on how to do this please?
Thank you.
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