Remove Recently Edited Files

Q: How do I delete them?

A: For the readers who may not know what this question refers to, in Photoshop Elements under the File menu there is an option that lets you Open Recently Edited Files. You can change the number of recent files it displays there by going to the Preferences file and increasing or decreasing the number.

It works the same for deleting the option (actually graying it out).

Here's how to do it on a Mac:
Go up to the Photoshop Elements menu and choose Preferences > Saving Files….

On a PC:
Go up to the Edit menu and choose Preferences > Saving Files….

There's a box in that window that says Recent File List Contains _ Files. Just enter 0 and click OK to exit the dialog.

Now the Open Recently Edited Files option will be grayed out under the File menu.

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Not true!
by: Anonymous

This does NOT delete files. They reappear if you type a number in the little box. How do you remove them from the list?

You need to remove the photos from your computer by throwing them in the Trash and emptying the Trash.
They might still appear in the list initially after you Trash them, but when you click on them you will get a message saying Elements couldn't find it.
After that it will no longer appear in the list.

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