This tutorial will go over how to clear the recent documents list in Windows XP.
1. Head to
START -> Settings ->Taskbar and Start Menu.
2. In the dialog box that appears, select the
Start Menu tab (yellow arrow).
3. Then select
Customize (green arrow. above image). Note that only one “customize button” will be able to be clicked, depending upon whether you have the “Start Menu” or “Classic Start menu” option selected.
4. Then select
Clear. It may take a moment or two due to the amount of history listed in the recent documents listing. You can then press
OK to close the dialog box.