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Hello,

 

CCleander allows me to delete the Recent Documents in Windows.

Fantastic feature.

 

Unfortunately I see in Office (for Example in Powerpoint 2000) in the Menu "File" a list of recently opened documents.

So please add also an option to delete the list of Recent Documents in Office.

Of cause for all Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access to name just some of them) and also all Versions of Office (Office 2000, Office 2003, Office 2007 to name some office versions).

 

Greetings

 

OLLI

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Hello,

 

would be nice if the programmers of CCleander would answer my question.

Is such a feature planed?

 

Greetings

 

OLLI

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Olli_S,

 

Go to the CC main screen and click on ""Applications"" to open that pane. Did CC recognize that you're using e.g. MS Word, MS Office or MS Works. Then there should be a box called ""Office ....."" that can be ticked.

 

Did you tick that particular box ? Doing so makes CC remove a lot of MS Word/MS Office/MS Works/...... related information from both the harddisk and the registry.

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This question was never answered because (as willy indicated) MS Office is already cleaned

 

 

 

[MS Works 4.0]
ID=2045
LangSecRef=3021
Detect= HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Works\4.0
Default=True
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Works\4.0\Recent File List

[Office 97]
ID=2046
LangSecRef=3021
Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Common
Default=True
FileKey1=%appdata%\Microsoft\Office\Recent|*.*
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Excel\Recent File List
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Project\Recent File List
RegKey3=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\PowerPoint\Recent File List
RegKey4=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\PowerPoint\Recent Folder List
RegKey5=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Common\Internet\LocationOfComponents
RegKey6=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Access\Settings

[Office XP]
ID=2047
LangSecRef=3021
Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common
Default=True
FileKey1=%appdata%\Microsoft\Office\Recent|*.*
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\PowerPoint\Recent File List
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Excel\Recent Files
RegKey3=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage Explorer\Recent File List
RegKey4=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage Explorer\Recent Page List
RegKey5=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage Explorer\Recent Web List
RegKey6=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Word\Recent Templates
RegKey7=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common\Internet|UseRWHlinkNavigation
RegKey8=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Word\Data|Settings
RegKey9=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Access\Settings

[Office 2003]
ID=2048
LangSecRef=3021
Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common
Default=True
FileKey1=%appdata%\Microsoft\Office\Recent|*.*
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Recent Files
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Office Word\Settings\Save As\File Name MRU
RegKey3=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Recent File List
RegKey4=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Publisher\Recent File List
RegKey5=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\InfoPath\Recent File List
RegKey6=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\Internet\Server Cache
RegKey7=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\Internet|UseRWHlinkNavigation
RegKey8=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\MSPaper 11.0\Persist File Name
RegKey9=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\MSPaper 11.0\Recent File List
RegKey10=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Data|Settings
RegKey11=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Visio\Application|LastFile1
RegKey12=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Visio\Application|LastFile2
RegKey13=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Visio\Application|LastFile3
RegKey14=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Visio\Application|LastFile4
RegKey15=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Visio\Application|LastFile5
RegKey16=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Visio\Application|LastFile6
RegKey17=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Visio\Application|LastFile7
RegKey18=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Visio\Application|LastFile8
RegKey19=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Contact|QuickFindMRU
RegKey20=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Contact|StripSearchMRU
RegKey21=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences|LocationMRU

[Office 2007]
ID=2049
LangSecRef=3021
Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common
Default=True
FileKey1=%appdata%\Microsoft\Office\Recent|*.*
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Office Word\Settings\Save As\File Name MRU
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\File MRU
RegKey3=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\File MRU
RegKey4=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Settings|MRU1
RegKey5=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Settings|MRU2
RegKey6=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Settings|MRU3
RegKey7=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Settings|MRU4
RegKey8=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Settings|MRU5
RegKey9=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Settings|MRU6
RegKey10=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Settings|MRU7
RegKey11=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Settings|MRU8
RegKey12=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\File MRU
RegKey13=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Office PowerPoint\Settings\Save As\File Name MRU
RegKey14=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Office InfoPath\Settings\Open\File Name MRU
RegKey15=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Office InfoPath\Settings\Save As\File Name MRU
RegKey16=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Office Excel\Settings\Save As\File Name MRU
RegKey17=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Office Publisher\Settings\Save As\File Name MRU
RegKey18=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Publisher\Recent File List
RegKey19=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\InfoPath\Recent File List

 

Granted I do not see Office 2000 of this list, so for office 2000 Please add this to your Winapp2.ini (see link in my signature

 

[*Office 2000]
LangSecRef=3021
Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common
Default=True
FileKey1=%appdata%\Microsoft\Office\Recent|*.*
RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\PowerPoint\Recent File List
RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel\Recent Files
RegKey6=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Recent Templates
RegKey7=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet|UseRWHlinkNavigation
RegKey8=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Data|Settings
RegKey9=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\Settings

 

Please Note, I don't know if all of these are correct, the last computer I have with Office 2000 on it only has word

So I do know that the correct detect is written and that the %appdata% entry does exist and that the Word Settings are correct.

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Hello,

 

I see, Office 2000 is not in the list of supported versions.

It would be fantastic if it would be supported officially.

 

The INI entry above did NOT work.

I get an new entry called "*Office 2000" but an analysis reports no files to be removed (although they exist).

:-(

 

Greetings

 

OLLI

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Olli_S,

 

When CC wipes one or more files, those files are always listed before wiping. But information to be wiped from the registry isn't listed at all. Nergal's info (see above) indicates that MS Office stores nearly all file info in the registry.

 

If Office still ""remembers"" those previous used files then I would suggest to customize that ""Winapp2.ini"" entry in such a way that it does remove Office 2000 related entries from the registry as well. Find the %appdata% folder for Office 2000 and see what's hiding over there. To see what folders there are you need a special explorer e.g. ExplorerXP. If you know how to use a registry editor you can search the registry for Office 2000 entries. Nergal has provided enough clues what to look for.

 

If you have managed to write such an entry and if it's different from Nergal's info, post it here on the forum. It certainly will help other Office 2000 users as well

Edited by Willy2

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Hello,

 

I looked into the registry to check if the desired keys are present.

Here are my results:

 

The following folders/entries are existing in my Registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\PowerPoint\Recent File List
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel\Recent Files
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Data|Settings
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\Settings

 

The following folders/entries are NOT existing in my Registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Recent Templates
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet|UseRWHlinkNavigation

 

When I create an Winapp2.ini and add the code mentioned below (beginning with [*Office 2000]) then I get the following results:

  • Excel 2000: it is working, no recent documents
  • Word 2000: it is not working, I see my recent documents
  • PowerPoint 2000: it is working, no recent documents
  • Access 2000: it is not working, I see my recent documents

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Why is Office 2000 not integrated by default in CCleander?

 

Greetings

 

OLLI

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Office 2000 is already 10 (??) years old and that's why it's likely that it won't be incorporated in CC any more. You'll have to write your own ""Winapp2.ini"" entry.

 

How many boxes called ""Office ...... "" show up in ""Applications"" ? If e.g. a box called ""Office XP"" shows up as well then you should add some/all lines belonging to Office XP as well. Perhaps Office 2000 registry entries have a slightly different name when compared with Office 97 and Office XP. See the info provided by Nergal for suggestions what to look for. Look at the info from the other Office entries as well. You'll have to use your imagination and your braincells. I simply can't tell you what to do step by step.

 

Keep track which filenames you're using in Word, Access etc., for, say a week. Don't use CC for a week as well. Use the filename info to search the registry and/or your harddisk. That will also provide clues where that info is stored.

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If office 97 is supported 2000 should be also.

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for the word "not working" check that this is correct (as I said it is on my install of word 2000 but that may be from another app (outlook 2003 is on that machine too)

 

FileKey1=%appdata%\Microsoft\Office\Recent|*.*

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It seems there is some bug here. It doesn't work for me either.

 

Although Office 2007 (in my case) is supported, recent documents lists remain after cleaning.

 

The list seems to be located at c:\Documents and Settings\<account name>\Datos de programa\Microsoft\Office\Reciente\

 

That's for a Spanish Windows XP SP3.

 

My Microsoft Office 2007 version is: (12.0.6514.5000) SP2 MSO (12.0.6529.5000)

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El pusher,

 

1. Is that ""......\reciente\"" folder empty ?

2. Of course, you should change ""Filekey...=..........\recent\"" to "".......\reciente\". If that folder is empty then (some) info from the registry isn't wiped. If you know how to use a registry editor then you can search the registry which entries are available. Compare that with the info from Nergal has provided. Use the suggestions I made above.

3. Perhaps you installed more MS Office applications besides e.g. MS Word ? Powerpoint, Access, Excel, ...... ?

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El pusher,

 

2. Of course, you should change ""Filekey...=..........\recent\"" to "".......\reciente\". If that folder is empty then (some) info from the registry isn't wiped. If you know how to use a registry editor then you can search the registry which entries are available. Compare that with the info from Nergal has provided. Use the suggestions I made above.

Doesn't the CCleaner Language module do that already? (I don't know I actually am asking this question, I only use the english in Piriform programs)

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Willy2:

 

No. That folder isn't empty. It contains two files: index.dat and Desktop.ini alongside links to recent opened documents in Word and other MS Office applications.

 

Yes, I have installed the whole MS Office package (right now, Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Infopath and Publisher).

 

I have downloaded the winapp2.ini but I am unable to find the key for MS Office 2007. Must I create it first?

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Nergal,

 

The line ""FileKey1=%appdata%\Microsoft\Office\Recent|*.*"" specificly targets that folder called ""....\Recent"". So, e.g. the folder "".....\Reciente"" (spanish version) or ""......\Zuletzt verwendet"" (german version) won't be wiped at all.

 

On the other hand, when the user uses the CC ""Recent documents"" option, then one special system folder is wiped, independently of the language version of Windows. E.g. in the dutch Windows version on my computer that special system folder is called ""Onlangs geopend"" but nonetheless that folder is wiped by the CC option ""Recent documents"".

 

El Pusher,

 

That folder "".......\reciente"" is not wiped because it's not targeted. (See my response to Nergal, above). If you want that folder to be wiped then modify the Office 2007 info (post #4) and add it to ""Winapp2.ini"".

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Ok.

 

It's now working, ALTHOUGH it has deleted everything inside the folder, including folder icon. Is there any way to put exceptions to deletion when |*.* is appended?

 

Thank you very much for your replies and help, by the way... B)

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El Pusher,

 

In CC there're A LOT OF possibilities to finetune the wiping:

1. Add info to ""winapp2.ini"". You can also add e.g. "".....|*.lnk"" or "".....|*.ico"" wich would specificly target those types of files.

2. Add info to the ""Include"" and/or ""Exclude"" feature(s) (""Options"" in the CC main screen) in CC to include/exclude specific files.

 

And it's up to you to use one of these features.

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