February 16th, 2008, 12:39 AM
[RESOLVED] [Home] MS Paint - Clear history?
Hi, I've got version 5.1 of Microsoft Paint and I'm trying to clear the history / recent files list in the File menu. Does anyone know if this is possible and if so, how it's done?
I've seen a tool on the internet (File Wipe) that says it can clear the MS Paint recent files list but I'm not sure if it's a safe download so thought I'd see if there was another way first.
February 16th, 2008, 06:59 AM
February 16th, 2008, 07:49 AM
MS Paint keeps a list of recent used files in the registry.
If you only want to clear the recent file list in MS Paint and you are comfortable editing the registry, delete the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Recent File List
Or use attached txt file. (rename to NoMRUPaint.reg)
Close MS Paint and doubleclick NoMRUPaint.reg to import into the registry.
Your recent file list will be empty again.
April 29th, 2012, 09:11 PM
New Entries Will Shove Those Out of Sight?
I'm afraid to do anything involving the Registry. If we just wait until we have new entries, won't they go on top, and these we'd like to delete will at least be out of sight?
April 29th, 2012, 11:58 PM
Yes, it only keeps track of a certain number and bounces older ones out. Ccleaner will clean them all out automatically...
April 30th, 2012, 06:24 AM
I've marked this Keep As New, with the cCleaner link. Thanks again.
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