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    Windows 7 Favorites>Recently Changed Folder

    A couple of months ago, I upgraded from Windows Vista x64 to Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and it's been really good. But I now seem to have this folder under Windows Explorer>Favorites> Recently Changed along with a shortcut on the taskbar. A lot of things keep going in this folder that I've viewed like photos, documents, pdf files...and if I try and delete or clear things out, then they permanently get deleted. When I had Windows Vista you could just go click the Start orb and it would be among the folders on the right side so you could just right click on it and hit 'clear list' and they would be cleared. So how can I "clear" this folder without permanently removing the original file/photo/document or whatever is in it? I don't want my dog (SUPER smart Border Collie) watching me review some photos of him or reading some training documents.

    I'm a first time poster here so any help would be really welcome!

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    Delete the Recently Changed search folder, but not its contents:

    Deleting a "Searches" folder

    Bruce
    Last edited by BruceR; 2012-02-15 at 15:35.

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    No Go

    Thanks Bruce for your reply...
    unfortunately it didn't do what I wanted it to do after following the instructions below:

    1. Click the "Start Orb".

    2. Click your username.

    3. Double-click the "Searches" icon.

    4. Use the arrow keys to -select- the "Recently Changed" icon.

    5. Press DELETE to remove that icon. This will remove the saved search

    for "Recently Changed", NOT the files themselves.

    The files are still in the Recently Changed folder.

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