There is no way to remove the recently opened files list from within FileMaker Pro. However, if you go and remove the FileMaker Preference file in your user directory, it will remove the list of recently opened files, but it also removes all of your favorite hosts.
Thank you for the response.
What is the name of the file and where can I find it. I use both a PC and Mac.
On Mac OS X:
To remove your preferences follow the steps below:
- Quit all running copies of FileMaker.
- Go to your FileMaker Preferences folder. This folder should be located here:
Boot Drive > Users > YourUserName > Library > Preferences > FileMaker PreferencesFind the file named 'FileMaker Pro 9.0 Prefs' and/or 'FileMaker Pro 9.0A Prefs' and drag it/them to the trash.Now when you launch FileMaker Pro 9 your preferences will be recreated.
On Windows the Recent Files information is stored under the registry:
My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\<x>\Recent File List\File#
(where <x> stands for the version number: 7, 8, 8.5, 9 and # stands for the File number)
e.g. My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\9.0\ Recent File List\File01
Delete the value data (file path name) from each file as required.
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. FileMaker cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of the registry files (system.dat and user.dat).