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Removing items from Photoshop recent files list

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The thumbnail view of recent files in PS CC is really useful, but I have just hit a problem.

My main area of work is teaching and training other photographers.  I teach all types of genres, from simple beginner level photography to more advanced topics such as art nude photography.

As part of my training sessions, I often bring up images in photoshop.  For the first time, I have someone under 18 attending my beginner level photography course.  For obvious reasons I want to remove any art nude images from the recent files shown when photoshop starts, but cannot find any way to do this.

I have seen elsewhere people advising deletion of the actual image file - I don't want to do this as the art nude files need to be where they are for when I am teaching on those topics I just want to remove them from the recent files list.

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Ian.

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Correct answer by Chuck Uebele | Adobe Community Professional

As far as I know, you can only clear the entire list. You might want to do that then populate it with images for your class by just opening them.

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Removing items from Photoshop recent files list

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The thumbnail view of recent files in PS CC is really useful, but I have just hit a problem.

My main area of work is teaching and training other photographers.  I teach all types of genres, from simple beginner level photography to more advanced topics such as art nude photography.

As part of my training sessions, I often bring up images in photoshop.  For the first time, I have someone under 18 attending my beginner level photography course.  For obvious reasons I want to remove any art nude images from the recent files shown when photoshop starts, but cannot find any way to do this.

I have seen elsewhere people advising deletion of the actual image file - I don't want to do this as the art nude files need to be where they are for when I am teaching on those topics I just want to remove them from the recent files list.

Thanks

Ian.

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Chuck Uebele | Adobe Community Professional

As far as I know, you can only clear the entire list. You might want to do that then populate it with images for your class by just opening them.

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As far as I know, you can only clear the entire list. You might want to do that then populate it with images for your class by just opening them.

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Thanks Chuck.  Looks like I will have to do that.

If Adobe is reading this - please can you consider adding a right click on the recent thumbnail with the option to remove that file from the recent list.  That's what Windows 10 does with its list.

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One thing I have found is that if you move a file to a different location then click it in the recent file list next time you run PS it will say not found then remove only that entry.

Not sure if there is some work around that could be achieved with this but chances are you would have to move the images in question to a different location every time you were finished which isn't exactly ideal. I suppose if you kept all the images in one folder you could just drag drop it somewhere else each time you were finished (even if you just kept moving it back and forth) which is faster than having to open all the images you don't want to remove without having the benefit of recent files. If that makes sense

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Exactly what I neesed : Delete specific files from the Photoshop recent files list

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As an example, not that I'm prude, I wouldn't want to open Photoshop in front of a friend or a kid, having nude photos in this list.

 

The solution you propose seems the best alternative, thank you for that HothWampa

Still, I'm surprised to see that Adobe simply did not add a delete option from the context menu.

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This link has a quick explanation of how to do exactly what you want:

http://www.essential-photoshop-elements.com/remove-recently-edited-files.html

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Fhantum wrote:

This link has a quick explanation of how to do exactly what you want:

http://www.essential-photoshop-elements.com/remove-recently-edited-files.html

That link tells you how to temporally hide the recent files, but not how to remove one or more particular files from the list. 

The only workarounds I can think of is to clear the list.  Then have all the files you want to repopulate the list with in a single folder. Select them all and open them all.  Then close them all *Ctrl Alt w'  and click on apply to all when you say not to save them.

The other workaround is to set the recent files view to list instead of thumbnails.

Let us know if you make a request for this feature on the Feedback site, as I would add my support for it.

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I'd support it too. For now the easiest way I've found is to slightly change the file name, click on it in the recent list so it is removed, and then change it back.

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The question relates to Photoshop CC 17, not Photoshop elements?

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mawalldesign​ - yes, you are correct this is PS CC issue not an Elements issue.

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Thank You very much

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