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Increase the list of recently opened documents history

In windows XP, you can increase the list of recently used documents in the start menu. By default windows XP display the shortcuts of last fifteen programs on recent documents list in start menu but you can increase this value with your required input value. However this tip is very useful for all new computer users because they can easily access their required documents from last visited documents history. This trick will work in nearly all of the windows versions like windows 2000, XP and 2003.

First, We Need to Edit the Windows Registry,

To edit the computer registry, first you should log onto your computer with administrative rights.

then Click Start button and type regedit in Run option then press Enter for next.

Then Windows Registry Editor will Open, Then Navigate to below Address


Now in left side panel, click right to create a new Key value with the name Explorer under "Policies" area.

Now explore the full path like:


Now in right side panel, click right to create a new DWORD value with the name MaxRecentDocs and then set values with your required input value.

There the Default Value is 0 we need to change as we like, so set input value to 30 and press Ok button.

If you want to disable this functionality then simply change the value of data box to 15 or delete the MaxRecentDocs DWORD item.

Now close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.

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