Delete Adobe Reader history – how it works

Adobe Reader stores a list of recently opened documents so they can be accessed through the menu quickly. If individual documents should not appear in the list, however, for example because it has been working on a third party or public computer, you can delete the Adobe Reader history. As shown by Windows users, what steps to do it.

Delete Adobe Reader history - how it works

To delete the Adobe Reader history, one has to engage in the Windows Registry. If mistakes are made here that can cause Windows to malfunction. Therefore, it is important to note the following instructions carefully. Anyone who is unsure should not delete files on suspected but offline in doubt at technikerfahreneren users or online advice.

Delete Adobe Reader history: step-by-step guide

  1. the Windows key and R Hold down. This opens a dialog box.
  2. Give regedit and confirm the entry with Enter. User Account Control for permission may ask execute the command. Confirm with "YES". This allows the Windows Registry Editor opens.
  3. Search the Registry Editor Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Adobe \ Acrobat \ 10.0 \ AVGeneral \ cRecentFiles. Here small deviations may occur depending on your Adobe Reader version and configuration of the computer.Who clicks in the Windows registry through the Adobe folder, there is the Recent Files.Who clicks in the Windows registry through the Adobe folder, there is the Recent Files.

    Delete all registry entries under the registry key "cRecentFiles". Thus all recently viewed documents be removed.

  4. Open the Acrobat Reader. Click on the menu "File" in the upper left corner of the window. The list of recently viewed files will no longer appear here.


If you want to uninstall the Adobe Reader and delete, you can do this easily and safely.

What you can do if Adobe Reader depends, we have summarized elsewhere.


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