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How to delete files when exiting?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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I don't want to see all my recent files when I log in. I want files to go away when I exit PhotoShop. This is the way I had 2023 and previous years set up, but when 2024 got installed, it has the default as hanging onto the files. How can I change this setting? And how can I delete files that PS is already clinging to?

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Community Expert , Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

I would think that setting this value to zero would do the trick.

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Community Expert , Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

Hi!

I may be misunderstanding your post, but Photoshop isn't clinging to any of your files. What you are seeing are proxies that will allow you the speed of accessing them (your files are still in their original folders where you put them.) They are just little reference files that point to the originals to speed up your ability to open them. Using Trevor's suggestion above will clear out the list if you don't need to access them once you quit Photoshop.

Michelle

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Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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I would think that setting this value to zero would do the trick.

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Dec 06, 2023 Dec 06, 2023

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Worked like a charm - thank you!

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Hi!

I may be misunderstanding your post, but Photoshop isn't clinging to any of your files. What you are seeing are proxies that will allow you the speed of accessing them (your files are still in their original folders where you put them.) They are just little reference files that point to the originals to speed up your ability to open them. Using Trevor's suggestion above will clear out the list if you don't need to access them once you quit Photoshop.

Michelle

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Trevor's suggestion did the trick! And thank you for the clarification on what was happening. 

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This is a long-requested feature, particularly for those who like to use the home screen and wish to easily clear it.

 

I'll see if I can dig up the link in the ideas section so that you can add your vote.

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-ideas/p-ability-to-remove-specific-files-from-the...

 

There are many discussions, but voting on the ideas (feature request) section seems to be what you are after:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?advanced=false&allow_punctuation=false&...

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