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'Most recently used' file list - how to disable

The information in this article applies to:

  • WinWay Resume 9.0 and later


Like many other Windows applications, the "File" menu of WinWay Resume Deluxe provides easy access to recently-viewed files. This article explains how to eliminate this list.

More Information

  • Windows offers a system policy for disabling "most recently used" file lists for all applications that adhere to this particular policy standard.
  • To disable the "most recently used" file list, download and run this file.
  • To restore the list, download and run this file.


  1. This setting will affect multiple applications, not just WinWay Resume
  2. This setting only applies to the user who is currently logged into the computer. You may repeat these steps for other logins as necessary

For Advanced Users

The above settings can be entered via the registry editor as well.

  1. Select Start, Run, Reg Edit
  2. Browse to this registry key:
  3. To disable "most recently used files list", add this value:

    Name: NoRecentDocsHistory
    Type: DWORD
    Value: 1


  4. To enable "most recently used files list", right click on the "NoRecentDocsHistory" and select "Delete"

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