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Clear "Recently scanned" history


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Pretty much all programs that have a "File > Open recent files" menu item has a "Clear recent files" button in the same location. I would like something equivalent for TreeSize's "Recently scanned", for privacy and security reasons. In this case "Clear list" or "Clear recently scanned".

As a minimum in "File > Select Directory to scan" (where the UI easily supports a button - should pretty much be plug-and-play - and where experienced users know where to find it), but gladly also under "Select Directory" dropdown, if you can make a nice implementation there.

* EDIT, additional suggestion after status changed to "Planned":
Allow deletion of individual recent paths instead of all (like MS Office right-click on the recent file list).

Estimated: V8.5

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I couldn't find such a possibility in Windows Paint or MS Office. However, it's not much work, and so we planned this change.


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Oh my god, you're right! I couldn't check MS Office, but MS Paint doesn't even clear history when using the Windows-wide clearing of MRU! :-O
In case you're using MS UI ribbon objects, maybe they don't even have an existing function for clearing history, so it isn't as plug-and-play as I had assumed...

Here's the list from just the programs I have open right now, so someone out there (who isn't Microsoft) must think it's a good and relevant function. I'm glad you're one of them :-)
- LibreOffice "Clear List"
- Notepad++ "Empty Recent Files list"
- IrfanView "Clear Recent files"
- Photoshop "Clear Recent File list"
- Acrobat Reader, multiple functions


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I don't have/use MS Office, but now I HAD to look it up;
Apparently you have to right-click > "Remove from list" for each individual file ( support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/customize-the-list-of-recently-used-files-in-office-apps-b70b195a-eaba-4750-87d3-d9723820137e ). Not obvious or optimal, but it's there, thankfully.

Additional suggestion: implement the same solution also; clear the whole list, or an individual item. This would actually be an awesome enhancement.