Does anyone know how to remove a single item from the Recent Items Menu?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by candy101, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. candy101 macrumors newbie


    Dec 26, 2015
    I have been trying to find a solution on how to remove a single item from the Recent Items menu and not have to clear the whole thing. Before upgrading to El Capitan everything worked just fine. I had downloaded Pref Setter software by Night Productions and used that to edit the /YOURUSERNAME/Library/Preferences/ After the update, I no longer can find this file in the Preferences folder which is probably why Pref Setter no longer works.

    I would really appreciate it if someone can help me figure this out. I have looked extensively online but have not come across a solution that works.

  2. martinjm macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2012
    Everyone wants to know what norty things you've been doing... Sys logs, recent items..... ;)
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Open each item that appears on the list after the item you do not want. Now see how far down the list it has moved, then open enough items not already on the list above it to get it to drop off. If you're trying to hide something from someone else, make sure you do this with the maximum number of Recent Items displayed.

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