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My Recent Files list shows the name of a file I did not open.

 

To be certain, I cleared my recent files list (as suggested in other posts) and reopened InDesign so it would show zero files in the recent files list. I then opened the last file I had worked on and closed it. My recent files list now shows the document I opened AND a second document that I have not opened in weeks. The second document is listed as having been opened at the same time as the first document, but I did not open it. ~~ In the big scheme of things, this is not highly important but it is annoying. Also, because this is a series of catalogs for which different versions exist for each catalog, it makes it possible that the wrong file will be selected for editing when using the Recent Files list.

 

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Recent Files list shows file I did not open

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My Recent Files list shows the name of a file I did not open.

 

To be certain, I cleared my recent files list (as suggested in other posts) and reopened InDesign so it would show zero files in the recent files list. I then opened the last file I had worked on and closed it. My recent files list now shows the document I opened AND a second document that I have not opened in weeks. The second document is listed as having been opened at the same time as the first document, but I did not open it. ~~ In the big scheme of things, this is not highly important but it is annoying. Also, because this is a series of catalogs for which different versions exist for each catalog, it makes it possible that the wrong file will be selected for editing when using the Recent Files list.

 

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Which version of InDesign and OS?

Maybe reset your InDesign preferences .

 

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InDesign is CC version 15.1.2. 

OS = Windows 10

I previously reset my preference for the number of files that would show in the Recent list in order to clear it.

 

I have discovered that the file I opened has content that linked to the other file via use of the Content Collector Tool. The source file was an earlier version of InDesign CC. I relinked the content to a new source file that is the same version of InDesign and reset the Recent files list. Now it seems to work normally. It seems (I'm guessing) that InDesign was virtually opening the source file in the background to maintain the linked data because the source file was an older version. That appears to be the logical conclusion.

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