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Win95 FAQ Part 9 of 14: Maintanence
Section - 9.4. How do I de-activate that dumb "Documents" menu?

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   Normally you can right-click on the Taskbar, hit "Start Menu
   Programs", and hit "Clear Documents Menu" to clear it. But it will
   just fill up as you work with Win95.
   
   MS has a Power Toy that clears this folder on exit. TweakUI 1.1
   includes this feature. Try that before you try any of the hacks below.
   
   There's a Registry Hack that relocates the Documents menu (the
   RECENT folder) to the Recycle Bin, and if you have "Remove
   immediately" turned on it will keep that menu clean, but there IS a
   safer way.
   
   In AUTOEXEC.BAT include this line:

DEL %WINDIR%\RECENT\*.*

   An even more effective way to keep the documents menu clean, and still
   enjoy its functionality during a single Win95 session, is to insert a
   command into System Agent, if you have MS Plus! installed. Write a
   batch file with the above command in it, then add it into System
   Agent. Schedule it to run "On Startup". This method won't work if you
   use User Profiles, but there's a work-around for that if you used
   WINSET to copy the %USERNAME% variable. Use this style of batch
   file instead:

DEL %WINDIR%\PROFILES\%USERNAME%\RECENT\*.*

   NOTE: DOS programs run from System Agent should have "Background:
   Always Suspend" turned OFF! Also, instead of inserting the program
   itself into System Agent, insert its PIF file instead.
   
   Additional NOTE: You can run PIF files from the Registry, from load=
   in WIN.INI, or in the startup group as well, in case you don't have
   System Agent.
   

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