Now remove/clear “Recent” files in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Adobe Employee ,
Jul 02, 2020

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Want to delete a bunch of files or clear all the files display on Home view, every time you open Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader DC? Here is a way to do that, but-


Before we proceed, first know more about “Recent” files view.

It is a unified list of files shared with you or shared by you for viewing, reviewing, or signatures in addition to the files opened for viewing from your computer, Document Cloud storage, or third-party storage like OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, and Google Drive. The files are labelled as Shared By You, Unshared or Shared By Others based on the action taken on the file. The comment icon next to a shared file’s name indicates that it’s a review file. If there’s no comment icon next to a shared file, then the file has been shared for viewing only.


1- Select and delete a single file: for a selected file, a details panel appears on the right showing a thumbnail preview of the file and a list of frequently used tools. The Remove from Recent option in the panel allows you to selectively remove files from the Recent files list.





2- Delete multiple file at once: Select the files you are willing to delete from Recent and click “Remove from Recent” from right hand side.






 3- Delete All:  Just one click and you can clear the entire Recent files list.


  • Select the “Clear Recent” button at the bottom of the page (highlighted below). 




  • Once clicked, you will be asked to give permission.





Select the “Recent” check box to select all the files and click “Remove from Recent”





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