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How to: Remove Items from the Recent Projects List on the Start Page

Visual Studio 2008

The Recent Projects list on the Start Page automatically displays the last six solutions you edited, from newest to oldest. Use this procedure to remove solutions that you do not want to appear in this list.

To remove items from the Recent Projects list

  1. Start Windows Explorer and then find the location where your solutions are stored.

    For example, \...\Visual Studio <version>\Projects\


    Visual Studio lists this information in the Visual Studio projects location text box on the General, Projects and Solutions, Options Dialog Box.

  2. Select the solutions you do not want to appear in Recent Projects and move these to another location.

    For example, \...\Visual Studio <version>\

  3. Start Visual Studio.

  4. In Recent Projects on the Start Page, click a solution that you moved from the default directory.

    The message box that appears indicates that the project you selected cannot be opened and prompts you to remove the project from the list.

  5. Click Yes.

    You now can move the project back to the original location on disk if you choose. Visual Studio will not display the solution in the Recent Projects list until the next time you open the solution.

  6. Repeat steps 4-5 for each solution you moved.

    If you want to re-add a solution to the Recent Projects list, open the project from the File menu.