How to clear "Recent Files" entries when opening a file?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Answered
Is there any way to clear the "Recent Files" listing when opening a new file?  I have several test mind maps that I used for learning purposes, and I've deleted them.  But they still show up in the "Recent Files" listing.
Photo of Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar

  • 18 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Nigel Goult (Olympic)

Nigel Goult (Olympic)

  • 358 Posts
  • 142 Reply Likes
Recent files are listed in the registry under the following key:



MAP 2.0 is now available - New user interface and 38 additional functions help you become a MindManager Power User FAST! Now with extended license plans for Enterprise and Education - Learn more at
Photo of Marian Kocmanek

Marian Kocmanek, Official Rep

  • 465 Posts
  • 102 Reply Likes
Hi Ashok, 

After deleting the files, you can try clicking on the name of the Map in the Recent Files list and if the file doesn't exist, it will be removed from the list. In order to increase the startup performance of MindManager, we do not check if all recent files still exist at launch.
Photo of Andrew Wilcox

Andrew Wilcox, Champion

  • 1041 Posts
  • 184 Reply Likes
I don't think you need to hack the registry.

File - Options - General - Set recently used files list to 1. It won't go to zero.

But as an extension to Nigel's suggestion.

Set the recently used file list to 1 or 0 by hacking the registry.
Save the key to your desktop.
Whenever you want to reset the list. Double click the key on your desktop.
Photo of Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar

  • 18 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Thank you to everyone who quickly responded with a solution! My issue is resolved now.