Remove recent projects from Visual Studio 2008

To remove projects from the “Recent Projects” list in Visual Studio 2008, open regedit.exe and go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\ProjectMRUList

You will find a number of keys here named “File1”, “File2”, etc. that contain paths to the projects in the “Recent Projects” list. Invalidate the paths of the entries you want to remove. (For instance, you can remove “vcproj” from the path.)

Now open up Visual Studio 2008 and click on one of the projects you want to remove. Visual Studio will detect the incorrect path and ask you whether you want to remove the project from the “Recent Projects” list; click Yes to remove the project from the list.

(Why isn’t this functionality available in VS2008?)

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3 Responses to “Remove recent projects from Visual Studio 2008”

  1. Anon Says:

    It is, however, a part of the start page in VS2010.

  2. Amit Says:

    Very Good.


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