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    Clear the recent files from the Open Dialog (Access 2000)

    Hi,

    Is there a way to clear the recent files list from the dialog that appears when you open Access 2000? This is the dialog that prompts if you want to create a new DB, or use a DB wizard or choose an existing DB. It is this list in the existing listbox that I want refreshed! It would be nice to remove all the recent files and retain the link to Northwind and the other two sample DB's. I assume that this list is connected to the recent files list in the file menu? I know that there is a VBA command that can clear the list, but I do not know the procedure. Anyways, its not the menu list I want particularly cleared, but rather the list in the dialog!

    Anyone know a way to do this?
    TIA
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    Rudi

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    Re: Clear the recent files from the Open Dialog (Access 2000)

    If you want to delete items selectively, I think you need to do this in the registry - there are values MRU1, MRU2 etc. in

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0AccessS ettings

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    Re: Clear the recent files from the Open Dialog (Access 2000)

    That will do great...tx...

    Do you know offhand how to clear the list altogether (not selectively)... I query just out of a quest for knowledge, not that I need the answer! You have answered my question perfectly already! TX
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    Re: Clear the recent files from the Open Dialog (Access 2000)

    See MSKB article How to modify the Windows registry to clear the list of most recently used (MRU) files in Office XP. For Access 2000, change 10.0 in the instructions to 9.0.

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    Re: Clear the recent files from the Open Dialog (Access 2000)

    Many tx!
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    Rudi

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