Delete recent account photos?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by sflomenb, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

    sflomenb

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    Hi. When I try to change my account photo and I click "Recent" there is a list of recent photos that I previously used. I want to clear this list. I went to "~/Library/Images/iChat Recent Pictures/" and deleted everything in the folder. However, in the folder right before (~/Library/Images/iChat Recent Pictures/) there is also a file named "cache.plist". Should I delete that as well? Thanks.
     
  2. Graig macrumors 6502

    Graig

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    #2
    Select each recent picture and press command+delete
     
  3. sflomenb thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sflomenb

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    I tried that and while they are deleted from the folder they still appear in Users & Groups under the Recent photos
     
  4. Edie Brickell macrumors member

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    Go into the "/Applications" > "Utilities" > "Terminal.app" and entering this command:
    Code: defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlaces
     
  5. Graig macrumors 6502

    Graig

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    I did the command+delete thing in users & groups, recent and they went away.
     
  6. MST macrumors 6502

    MST

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    Glad to see I'm not the only ridiculously OCD'd machead around these parts!
     

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