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Old 08-02-2008
Herbert Eppel
 
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Number of entries in My Recent Documents

Is it possible to increase the number of entries in "My Recent Documents"?

I tried to find the answer on the web and in the archive of this group,
but my search was unsuccessful :-(

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Herbert Eppel
www.HETranslation.co.uk

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Old 08-02-2008
Nepatsfan
 
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Re: Number of entries in My Recent Documents

"Herbert Eppel" <HE@UK> wrote in message
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> Is it possible to increase the number of entries in "My Recent Documents"?
>
> I tried to find the answer on the web and in the archive of this group, but my
> search was unsuccessful :-(
>
> --
> Herbert Eppel
> www.HETranslation.co.uk


You can download and run the registry file available from this web site to
change it to 25.

Courtesy of Kelly Theriot, MS-MVP
Line 210, right hand column, Change the Number of Recent Documents to 25
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

If you want to change the number to something other than 25, you'll have to edit
the registry. Take a look at this web site for more info.

Change Number of Items in 'My Recent Documents'
http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips1584.html

Good luck

Nepatsfan


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Old 08-02-2008
Herbert Eppel
 
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Re: Number of entries in My Recent Documents

On 07.02.2008 20:08 UK Time, Nepatsfan wrote:
> "Herbert Eppel" <HE@UK> wrote in message
> news:unenzNcaIHA.4712@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Is it possible to increase the number of entries in "My Recent Documents"?
>>
>> I tried to find the answer on the web and in the archive of this group, but my
>> search was unsuccessful :-(
>>
>> --
>> Herbert Eppel
>> www.HETranslation.co.uk

>
> You can download and run the registry file available from this web site to
> change it to 25.
>
> Courtesy of Kelly Theriot, MS-MVP
> Line 210, right hand column, Change the Number of Recent Documents to 25
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


Splendid, thank you - I suppose 25 should do nicely.

> If you want to change the number to something other than 25, you'll have to edit
> the registry. Take a look at this web site for more info.
>
> Change Number of Items in 'My Recent Documents'
> http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips1584.html


Thanks for the link.

However, I'm not quite sure how to interpret this statement:

"Even if you set it really high, windows will still set other limits on
how many documents are shown here" :-\

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Herbert Eppel
www.HETranslation.co.uk
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Old 08-02-2008
Nepatsfan
 
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Re: Number of entries in My Recent Documents

"Herbert Eppel" <HE@UK> wrote in message
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> On 07.02.2008 20:08 UK Time, Nepatsfan wrote:
>> "Herbert Eppel" <HE@UK> wrote in message
>> news:unenzNcaIHA.4712@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> Is it possible to increase the number of entries in "My Recent Documents"?
>>>
>>> I tried to find the answer on the web and in the archive of this group, but
>>> my search was unsuccessful :-(
>>>
>>> --
>>> Herbert Eppel
>>> www.HETranslation.co.uk

>>
>> You can download and run the registry file available from this web site to
>> change it to 25.
>>
>> Courtesy of Kelly Theriot, MS-MVP
>> Line 210, right hand column, Change the Number of Recent Documents to 25
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

>
> Splendid, thank you - I suppose 25 should do nicely.
>
>> If you want to change the number to something other than 25, you'll have to
>> edit the registry. Take a look at this web site for more info.
>>
>> Change Number of Items in 'My Recent Documents'
>> http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips1584.html

>
> Thanks for the link.
>
> However, I'm not quite sure how to interpret this statement:
>
> "Even if you set it really high, windows will still set other limits on how
> many documents are shown here" :-\
>
> --
> Herbert Eppel
> www.HETranslation.co.uk



I believe that statement means that there's a limit to how large the list can
get. For example, if you were to set the value in that registry key to a very
large number, say in the thousands, Windows will not list that many documents.

I don't know exactly what the upper limit is because I've never had the need for
it to be any greater than the default 15. I prefer to rely on the recent
documents list within applications such as Word, Excel, and Acrobat Reader to
keep track of that info.

Nepatsfan


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Old 08-02-2008
Herbert Eppel
 
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Re: Number of entries in My Recent Documents

On 08.02.2008 00:55 UK Time, Nepatsfan wrote:

> I don't know exactly what the upper limit is because I've never had the need for
> it to be any greater than the default 15. I prefer to rely on the recent
> documents list within applications such as Word, Excel, and Acrobat Reader to
> keep track of that info.


Thanks for your further reply.

I only just realised/remembered that the Recent Documents doesn't
'survive' a reboot.

Is it possible to make it 'non-volatile'?

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Herbert Eppel
www.HETranslation.co.uk
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Old 08-02-2008
Nepatsfan
 
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Re: Number of entries in My Recent Documents

"Herbert Eppel" <HE@UK> wrote in message
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> On 08.02.2008 00:55 UK Time, Nepatsfan wrote:
>
>> I don't know exactly what the upper limit is because I've never had the need
>> for it to be any greater than the default 15. I prefer to rely on the recent
>> documents list within applications such as Word, Excel, and Acrobat Reader to
>> keep track of that info.

>
> Thanks for your further reply.
>
> I only just realised/remembered that the Recent Documents doesn't 'survive' a
> reboot.
>
> Is it possible to make it 'non-volatile'?
>
> --
> Herbert Eppel
> www.HETranslation.co.uk



Do you have TweakUI or a similar program installed on your computer? TweakUI has
a setting in the Explorer branch to clear document history on exit.

If that's not the case, you can run the registry fix available by clicking Undo
on this web site.

Courtesy of Kelly Theriot, MS-MVP
Line 70, right hand column, Clear Recent Documents or Undo
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Good luck

Nepatsfan


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Old 08-02-2008
Herbert Eppel
 
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Re: Number of entries in My Recent Documents

On 08.02.2008 05:17 UK Time, Nepatsfan wrote:

> Do you have TweakUI or a similar program installed on your computer? TweakUI has
> a setting in the Explorer branch to clear document history on exit.


Splendid - yes, I do have TweakUI installed.

Thanks for pointing out this option.

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Herbert Eppel
www.HETranslation.co.uk
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Old 08-02-2008
Nepatsfan
 
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Re: Number of entries in My Recent Documents

"Herbert Eppel" <HE@UK> wrote in message
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> On 08.02.2008 05:17 UK Time, Nepatsfan wrote:
>
>> Do you have TweakUI or a similar program installed on your computer? TweakUI
>> has a setting in the Explorer branch to clear document history on exit.

>
> Splendid - yes, I do have TweakUI installed.
>
> Thanks for pointing out this option.
>
> --
> Herbert Eppel
> www.HETranslation.co.uk



You're welcome.

Nepatsfan


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