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How do I clear recent projects

Participant ,
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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How do I delete recent projects / files etc from adobe Premiere Pro CC ?

Thanks very much.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018
Trash Preferences, that will clear the list.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Delete, rename or move them on the hard drive.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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Hi Chisnamic,

As suggested by Jim Simon, you can delete, rename or move the project files(.prproj) to a different location manually to clear the recent project in opening window in Premiere Pro.

Thanks,

Vidya.

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Explorer ,
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018

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Still having the very same problem with Premiere Pro CC 2019 ,  I can't get rid of the recent projects list . In other NLE's it is a very simple operation such as file - delete recent  projects  etc.

Why is it so difficult to clear the recent projects list in P P CC 2019

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Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018

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Trash Preferences, that will clear the list.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018

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Can you explain why the recent files list is problematic? Then someone might be able to suggest a solution.

MtD

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LEGEND ,
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018

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Why is it so difficult to clear the recent projects list

It's not.  Just delete, rename or move them on the hard drive.

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Explorer ,
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018

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Thanks to all but I have cleared these projects from the hard drive and they2018-12-10.png still remain . . . .

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LEGEND ,
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 10, 2018

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I cannot replicate this behavior on my system.

Are you confident the .prproj files for those projects are deleted?

Can you open one of the projects in the list? If so it is not deleted.

If you look at the top center of the Premiere Pro window, you will see the path where the current (open) .prproj file is located:

Screen Shot 2018-12-10 at 7.08.47 PM.png

MtD

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 11, 2018 Dec 11, 2018

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Did you try trashing preferences?

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Explorer ,
Dec 11, 2018 Dec 11, 2018

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Trashing the preferences did solve the problem ( it's the only way )  not like some of the others were deleting old projects is much easier, nevertheless, it always gives me great pleasure to say thank you very much to all of you for your assistance.

Thanks .

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New Here ,
Jan 08, 2019 Jan 08, 2019

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Starting premiere pro wit Alt-Shift. the list is cleared

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New Here ,
May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019

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Before trashing preferences or deleting project files try this.  Just MOVE the projects you'd like to hide from the list.   I noticed if you drag completed projects into a subfolder or just elsewhere, those projects then do not show up in the list on the home screen the next time you open PremierePro CC.

(i'm using PPro CC 2019 on OS X)

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 24, 2020

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This is an old post, but there still doesn't seem to be any way to flush your recent projects list. The answers provided so far are to either move all your old projects or completely trash your preferences. If you would rather not make arbitrary file changes or completely annihilate all of your application preferences for such a simple and otherwise-commonplace task (really? who thinks this is an acceptable answer?), and you're comfortable editing an XML file, you can remove the MRU (Most-Recently-Used) items by editing the preferences file manually, as follows:

  1. Quit Premiere Pro, if it's still running.
  2. Locate your preferences file, named "~/Documents/Adobe/Premiere Pro/version/Profile-username/Adobe Premiere Pro Prefs}}", where "~" is your home folder and version and username are the application version and your computer user name, respectively.
  3. Make a backup copy of this file and put it somewhere out of the way, e.g. your desktop.
  4. Open the original preferences file in a text editor
  5. Locate and remove every XML element whose name starts with "BE.Prefs.MRU.". These should all be of the form "<BE.Prefs.MRU.Document.attribute.number>value</BE.Prefs.MRU.Document.attribute.number>". Note that elements may not all be together or in order – use your editor's "find" command to ensure you've removed all of them from the file. Make sure you do not make any other changes to the file contents!
  6. Save the file
  7. Launch Premiere Pro. Your home screen should not show any recent project items.
  8. If the application fails to launch, or you notice any unexpected behavior, you can revert to the original file by replacing it with the backup copy from step 3.

 

 

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Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Worked for me, thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 24, 2020

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do you realize that you can just double click on a premiere project and that will launch premiere pro and load that project?  Although the premiere "splash" screen is useful cause it shows the recent projects you've opened, it's not necesarily the best way for your workflow.   I've got a folder for my premiere pro projects that's automatically mirrored on my dropbox account.  All I have to do is find the project I want to load and double click on it.

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Explorer ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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From creative cloud, press Optn (Mac) or Alt (Win) and click on Open Premiere Pro. That will prompt you to clear your preferences. If you do, your recent projects will be gone from your welcome window. Here's the link with a video to the Adobe site: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/reset-preferences.html

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