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Can I Clear/Empty File Explorer's Move/Copy To Lists?

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    Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Can I Clear/Empty File Explorer's Move/Copy To Lists?


    Hello, everyone, I am using Windows 8.1.

    This question has to do with File Explorerís Move/Copy To options in the ribbon. Iíd like to know if itís possible to completely clear that list. Iím not interested in editing the list, just clearing it.

    I found this thread on this forum, but it seems like it deals with editing the list, not clearing it.

    https://www.eightforums.com/customization/13729-move-copy-explorer-ribbon.html

    It doesnít seem like it can be cleared. Am I wrong? Thank you! Jd

    PS: I know how to add the Move To and Copy To options to the context menu. But I really do want the Move/Copy To ribbon menus cleared, thatís all. Thanks again.

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    Can you post a picture showing what you want to clear?

    The only Move to and Copy to I see is under Home. Is that what you want to get rid of?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Try clicking 'File' in File Explorer, then go to Delete History and run both options.
    Also, try right clicking your task bar, choose Properties and go to the Jump Lists tab. From here, try disabling the options.
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    Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    Thank you for responding.

    Rich, yes...I was referring to the Home/Move To\Copy To options in the ribbon, yes.

    Click image for larger version

    Try clicking 'File' in File Explorer, then go to Delete History and run both options.
    That didn't work for me, but thank you for bringing this option to my attention.

    Also, try right clicking your task bar, choose Properties and go to the Jump Lists tab. From here, try disabling the options.
    This DID work! After I disabled this option, the list cleared. I enabled the option again, to give me control over what appears in that list. If I want that list cleared again, I can disable it again. Thank you.
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    I didn't even know they were there as I never use them.
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