How do I delete recent projects / files etc from adobe Premiere Pro CC ?
Thanks very much.
Delete, rename or move them on the hard drive.
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.
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
Trash Preferences, that will clear the list.
Can you explain why the recent files list is problematic? Then someone might be able to suggest a solution.
Why is it so difficult to clear the recent projects list
It's not. Just delete, rename or move them on the hard drive.
Thanks to all but I have cleared these projects from the hard drive and they still remain . . . .
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:
Did you try trashing preferences?
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.
Starting premiere pro wit Alt-Shift. the list is cleared
Best solution here. I'll add that on a Mac, I had to hit shift+fn+option to invoke the alt key.
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)
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:
Worked for me, thanks!
Thanks, this is the only acceptable solution in this topic imo.
Deleting the preferences is silly, why not reinstall Premiere or format the harddrive while they're at it...
Moving or renaming the projects is just a pain especially if they are stored in various locations...
For those who want to follow halversp's method and edit their preferences file, here's how to quickly do steps 4 and 5:
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.
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
WOW. Imagine you wrote a big blog in MS Word and in order to clear it from your recent file list you have to delete the file. How backward can Adobe be. Honestly, they need to understand their customers better.
I've been having pretty much the same problem... But! with Adobe After Effects.
The screen that's displayed when After Effects first opens (I'm guessing that's called the splash screen) correctly removes any of my old project files that I've deleted. However, the "Open Recent" list within the file menu doesn't remove them. If I select any of the deleted project file names from the "Open Recent" file menu option list, then not surprisingly it says it cannot locate the file. Now you might hope that'd remove it from the list... but it doesn't!
Anyway the solution similar to as mentioned is to simply edit the: "Adobe After Effects 22.2 Prefs" text file. Note: After Effects must be closed when editing the text file or else it can repopulate the file, which must happen either during or when closing After Effects.
I've attached a screenshot that shows the file location and which lines to delete = 3 lines per project file.