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Can I Clear Out the Move To and Copy To Lists in Explorer?

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    Can I Clear Out the Move To and Copy To Lists in Explorer?


    Hello, I am using Windows 8 Home Premium.

    This question pertains to Explorer.

    In Explorer's HOME ribbon, there are icons for Move To and Copy to. There is a drop down list of destinations for each icon.

    Is there any way at all to clear these lists? I haven't found a way yet.

    Thank you for your help! J. Danniel

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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    I don't think you can clear the default list such as: Desktop, Documents etc...
    But for the folders that you recently used to move/copy, the lists are stored in: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

    Where USER is your user name.
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    Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    Thank you for replying.

    Unfortunately, cleaning out the Recent Items folder did not clear out the Move/Copy To lists. Even after rebooting.

    I wonder if there's a registry key for this.....

    Jd
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  4. #4

    Clear "Move To"


    I have been having the same problem in Win 10 creators. (I must have had close to 30 items and couldn't figure how to clear them.

    I wound up clearing the windows browser history and they all disappeared.

    I had the same problem a while back and I remembered I was somehow able to delete the individual items from the list itself, however when I tried it this time, it didn't work and I wound up clearing the browser history and that cleared them.
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