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Change the Number of Recent Documents Displayed (Windows 2000/Me/XP) Popular

This setting is used to specify the number of documents and files that are kept in the recent documents section of the Start menu.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value called "MaxRecentDocs" and set it to equal the number of documents to display in the recent documents list, the default is 15.

Restart Windows for the change to take efftec.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|MaxRecentDocsREG_DWORD0x0000001e (30)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
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System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
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Value Name: MaxRecentDocs
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: Number of Documents (32-bit)

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Last modified: October 12, 2002