Use privacy settings and options in Windows and Windows Media Player

Q

How do I remove the list of files that I have recently played from the File menu in the Player?

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A

In order to make it easier for you to find frequently played content, Windows Media Player keeps track of the local files and Web-based content that you have recently accessed. If you share your computer, you may not want others to see this information.

To clear the Recent File List

1. In Windows Media Player, on the Tools menu, click Options.

2. On the Privacy tab, in the History area, click the Clear History button.

There are two things you should note:

When you click Clear History, the list of digital media files that you opened on the Internet is also cleared from the Open URL dialog box in Windows Media Player. However, other users may still be able to view these digital media files if they are stored in your Temporary Internet Files folder. For more information about deleting this content, see your Web browser Help.

Other users may still be able to see the list of files stored on your computer that you played in Windows Media Player in the My Recent Documents list in Windows. To learn how to clear this list, see the next question.

Clicking Clear History doesn't prevent the history of files played and URLs visited in the future from being stored. You must clear the Save file and URL history in the Player check box in the Player.

To prevent the file and URL history from being saved and displayed

1. In Windows Media Player, on the Tools menu, click Options.

2. On the Privacy tab, in the History area, clear the Save file and URL history in the Player check box.

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