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Disable Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Disable Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations ?


    I've disabled recent items and jump lists, but still windows is creating files there every 2 minutes
    It's annoying, not any other thing in the system writes that often



    Any suggestions? I want to disable it completely, or atleast know why windows needs to do this

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What is that a screenshot of ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    DiskPulse, monitors disk writes
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Setting the recent folder to read only doesnt work
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Is anyone getting the same?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    You are worried over nothing as you are monitoring disk writes.. every time a file is accessed there is a read/write process
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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Files should not exist in that folder
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I checked two different PC's appdata\recent folder

    You are correct - they should not be there...

    Tracking software? keylogger? malware?? make one wonder why...
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  9. #9


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    I hope this gets changed for windows 10
    I can't with windows 8, it already won me at changing apps directory
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  10. #10


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    Right click the Taskbar -> Properties -> Jump Lists tab & uncheck both entries there. See if that's still happening.
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