Problem with Recent Items Going Away?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by imac abuser, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    #1
    Hello when I click on recent items, and clear the menu it does. I have noticed sometimes the next day, or after a restart they are back. I know I'm not crazy, and I was wondering if anyone else has this issue or is there a fix?

    iMac Abuser
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    #2
    So let me get this straight - you have a few items in the Recent Items folder, you clear it, then somehow the exact same items appears back in the menu without you having opened them again?

    If this is the case, and it's not just that you re-opened the same applications (the clearing isn't permanent), then I haven't heard of that before. When you clear it, it should clear the com.apple.recentitems.plist file from your user Library...
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    The easiest way I can think of is to delete the file "~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist" (without the "quotes"). That file stores the list of recent items, and it seems that for you it isn't getting cleared properly. Either that, or the information is cached somewhere, and that cache isn't cleared when the list is.
     
  4. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    Hey guys, is what happens. I thought it was wierd as well. But thanks for the tips.

    Imac Abuser
     

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