How to Clear Recent Documents History in Microsoft Word

It’s not enough if you only learn the basics of Microsoft Word and its productivity secrets. You have to practice a few security habits to keep your work private too! And one of those habits is to clear (or even disable) the Recent Documents list in Microsoft Word. Not only is it a good way to declutter the launch screen on Word, it also staves off any prying eyes.

How to Clear the Recent Documents List in Word

The recent documents list appears on the left side of the screen. You can remove all signs of the latest opened files or disable the list completely so […]