How to Enable Recent Documents History in Office 2007 Excel, Word and PowerPoint via Registry

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It’s also possible to set a registry value to enable a policy that prevent displaying of any MRU lists. However, note that the policy will affect and honor by most Microsoft programs, such as all versions of Office and its individual products, so if you use this registry trick to turn of the policy no most recently used files history will be saved for all programs, including MRUs on the File menu and the Save and Open dialog boxes.

  1. Run Registry Editor (regedit).
  2. Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    If “Explorer” is not existed, create a new Key for “Explorer”.

  3. Create a DWORD value with the key NoRecentDocsHistory and set the value to 1.

All “Recent Documents” list will not be saved and all display will turn blank.

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Click on Office button, and then click on Word Options

  • Go to the Advanced tab.
  • Scroll down to the Display section.
  • Number of Recent Documents
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    3 Responses to How to Enable Recent Documents History in Office 2007 Excel, Word and PowerPoint via Registry

    1. Karen Lord says:

      It didn’t work. The box under advanced options where you select how many documents you want to show remains shaded and unusable with a zero.

    2. secreal says:

      Thaaaankssss…. some program disable my recent T.T

    3. Ira Solomon says:

      Thanks for a simple, coherent answer. I looked in a lot of places and this is te first one I found that had an answer that made immediate sense. I have used regedit, but one is always a little nervous if the suggestion you follow isn’t simple.

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