How to clear Microsoft Windows most recent Documents

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Windows DocumentsTo clear the most recent documents list in the Microsoft Windows operating system, click the link below for the version of Windows running on your computer.

How to clear Microsoft Windows XP Documents

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Taskbar & Start Menu
  4. In the Taskbar Properties window click the Start Menu tab.
  5. Click the Customize button.
  6. Click the Clear button.

Note: Windows XP users can also individually delete items from the Documents by right-clicking the item and pressing delete.

How to clear Microsoft Windows 2000 Documents

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Taskbar & Start Menu
  4. In the Taskbar Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the Clear button.

Note: Windows 2000 users may also delete items individually from the Documents list by right-clicking the item and pressing delete.

How to clear Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows ME Documents

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Taskbar & Start Menu
  4. In the Taskbar Properties window, click on the Start Menu Programs tab.
  5. In the Documents menu, click the Clear button.

Note: Microsoft Windows 98 introduced the ability for users to right-click items in their Start Menu. Users may individually delete items in Documents list by right-clicking on them and selecting delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

How to clear Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT Documents

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Taskbar & Start Menu
  4. In the Taskbar Properties window, click on the Start Menu Programs tab.
  5. In the Documents menu, click the Clear button.

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