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Feb 19, 2016

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Is it possible to disable the recent files? I didn't find anything in the options, is there perhaps a registry entry that can be changed?

I want to disable it because I don't need it, 99% of the times I open a pdf file only once, read it and then delete it, so the recent files is just a list of useless, deleted files.

Hispamme3‌,

Its not possible to disable the feature as it is a core part of Adobe Acrobat DC/ Reader DC.

However you can turn off the listing of Recent files.

Open Acrobat, navigate to Edit menu -> Preferences -> Document -> Set "Documents in Recently used list" to 0.

Click OK to confirm.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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Disable recent files

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Feb 19, 2016

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Is it possible to disable the recent files? I didn't find anything in the options, is there perhaps a registry entry that can be changed?

I want to disable it because I don't need it, 99% of the times I open a pdf file only once, read it and then delete it, so the recent files is just a list of useless, deleted files.

Hispamme3‌,

Its not possible to disable the feature as it is a core part of Adobe Acrobat DC/ Reader DC.

However you can turn off the listing of Recent files.

Open Acrobat, navigate to Edit menu -> Preferences -> Document -> Set "Documents in Recently used list" to 0.

Click OK to confirm.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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Hispamme3‌,

Its not possible to disable the feature as it is a core part of Adobe Acrobat DC/ Reader DC.

However you can turn off the listing of Recent files.

Open Acrobat, navigate to Edit menu -> Preferences -> Document -> Set "Documents in Recently used list" to 0.

Click OK to confirm.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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Feb 20, 2016

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Thanks, it worked

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Sep 16, 2016

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Hello,

Could you please pass along a suggestion to offer the option to remove individual items from the recent file list and a way to pin frequently used ones to the top?  There are some files that I frequently need to access, and many others that I open and only need once, so it would help a lot to be able to clear the ones that aren't useful.  Thanks!

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Sep 16, 2016

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You can request it yourself, here: Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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Sep 16, 2016

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Done!  Thanks for the link, didn't know such a page existed.

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Aug 24, 2020

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Hi Meenakshi,

Thank you. That's a very useful tip.

Now is there a way to disable the "Recent" window that hides behind the current PDF?

Best regards,

Tim5D9B

 

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May 04, 2017

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Thank you for your assistance

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