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Maximum number of recent documents

“This policy setting allows you to set the maximum number of shortcuts the system can display in the Recent Items menu on the Start menu. The Recent Items menu contains shortcuts to the nonprogram files the user has most recently opened. If you enable this policy setting the system displays the number of shortcuts specified by the policy setting. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting by default the system displays shortcuts to the 10 most recently opened documents. “


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # MaxRecentDocs

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> File Explorer

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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