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Home...> Files.>...My computer... How to clear this history ? Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

New Here ,
Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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How do you clear this history ?

Under the main tabs there is Home and Tools

Below Home there is :

Recent

Scans

Files

My Computer

etc etc

Under My computer appears some history ....

How does one clear this ?

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LEGEND , Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

If you are not familiar with the registry - and your search shows you aren't - DON'T TRY TO EDIT IT. You can leave your system broken forever! Seek expert help.

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Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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Not possible.

Why want you clear this?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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Look at the bottom right of the window.

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Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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Correct. The list under recent can be cleared.

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Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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Yes clearing RECENT is possible ... but the question was clearing the history that appears in  the section labeled "My Computer " below Files. I do not mean that I want to clear files in my computer but rather what appears as "My Computer" in Acrobat Reader DC

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Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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Why want you clear this list?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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The list of 'recent folders' that shows under My Computer is stored in the Windows registry:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\AVGeneral\cRecentFolders

There is no way to clear it from within the application itself, but if you delete that registry key (while the application is closed) then it wipes the results without causing any harm.

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And how do you get to

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\AVGeneral\cRecentFolders

I searched with these key fords in File manager and it doesn't show up

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Open the registry and look for the key.

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If you are not familiar with the registry - and your search shows you aren't - DON'T TRY TO EDIT IT. You can leave your system broken forever! Seek expert help.

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Apr 19, 2020 Apr 19, 2020

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Hi,

The correct answer is to use RegEdit with Adobe closed and navigate to:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\AVGeneral\cRecentFolders\

Delete entries c1 to cn

I have not worked out how to prevent this list from repopulating so it will require regular cleaning.

 

 

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Dec 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020

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After deleting all entries under cRecentFolder, change permission to Read only for cRecentFolder so you don't have to clean it again.

To change permission: Disable inheritance first then uncheck Full Control.

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I cannot change the permission.  Has the procedure changed since the latest post?

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Oct 29, 2022 Oct 29, 2022

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Thank you for this tip. It worked perfectly. I was having trouble (as in, Adone taking mintes to bring up the folder menu for "Sace As:) because some of the saved folders were only availbale while logged onto my organization's VPN.

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Oct 29, 2022 Oct 29, 2022

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Thank you for this tip. It worked perfectly. I was having trouble (as in, Adone taking mintes to bring up the folder menu for "Sace As:) because some of the saved folders were only availbale while logged onto my organization's VPN.

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Disregard the reply above ... it is misplaced.

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