When you start any of the Office applications, you will see a list of the most recently opened files. You can easily change the list to show no file list from the Option menu; however, a smarter user can change it back to show the files.
If you really wish to get rid of the option and keep the history from being seen, here is how (careful when editing the registry. Don't blow you PC! Make sure you have a restore point in case you mess it up)...
- Open the registry editor (Start à Run and type regedit)
- In the left pane, navigate to the following key:
- In the right pane, right click and add a add a add a add a add a DWORD value named NoRecentDocsHistory.
- If you do not wish to keep any history of files, set the value to 1. If you wish to keep history set the value to 0.
You may now close the registry.
The "Recently used file list" will be disabled and the user can no longer set a history for files that have been opened. This affects the