How to Automatically Clear History of Recently Opened Documents in Windows

As we have all have some important files kept on our computer at someplace which is deep inside any folder which we don’t want anyone to know about it. But sometimes in the hurry, we forgot to clear the recent history, and even if we clear the recent history the file explorer history remains their by which anyone can get to our file. So to clear the recent and explorer history immediately after closing the window, follow these steps:

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 1. Firstly, open the Run search box on your Windows PC by pressing Windows key + R shortcut and then type gpedit.msc. This command opens the Local Group Policy Editor on your PC.

2. Now go to User Configuration and select Administrative Templates from it.

3. Then click on the Start Menu and Taskbar option from it. After opening this file you will see a setting named Clear history of recently opened documents on exit. Now check this settings state, if the state is shown Not Configured or Disabled, double-click on this setting.

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4. Now a new window will appear for this setting, here we will check the Enabled option and then click on the Apply option and at the last click on OK.

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THAT’S IT

After configuring this setting we do not need to clear the history of the recently opened document manually. When we will close the windows system all recent history automatically deleted. And when you will open your windows PC recent history in file explorer will be empty. After this, if you have any queries or suggestions, post it in the comment section.

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