how to remove ArcGIS Pro recent projects from the start menu?

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04-22-2015 01:25 PM
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Occasional Contributor

Hello,

quick question...do you guys know how to clean-up/ remove the recent projects from the start menu?

Thanks for your help!

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Hello,

Currently, there is no UI in application, which allows to reset user settings to defaults.  This is something that our application framework team is considering for future release.

Here is a workaround to achieve this:

Browse to the following location on your machine

%localappdata%\ESRI\

- Inside that folder, you will find a folder named similar to this:

\ArcGISPro.exe_Url_1jclabdb3g2held3u2vfbbtsyiwtjlkq\

There should be subfolder folder there called:

\11.0.0.0\

There will you find file:   user.config

Once you delete this file, application will re-create it upon next start.  List of recent project should now be empty.

Max

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Hello,

Currently, there is no UI in application, which allows to reset user settings to defaults.  This is something that our application framework team is considering for future release.

Here is a workaround to achieve this:

Browse to the following location on your machine

%localappdata%\ESRI\

- Inside that folder, you will find a folder named similar to this:

\ArcGISPro.exe_Url_1jclabdb3g2held3u2vfbbtsyiwtjlkq\

There should be subfolder folder there called:

\11.0.0.0\

There will you find file:   user.config

Once you delete this file, application will re-create it upon next start.  List of recent project should now be empty.

Max

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Occasional Contributor

It works! thanks!

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Esri Contributor

This is a good workaround, but there should certainly be a simple button in the UI that accomplishes the same thing. 

A 'clear recent projects', or a right click to remove selected projects would be very useful.

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Occasional Contributor

Agree! to have this feature implemented check out the following link and vote for this idea:

ArcGIS Idea - ArcGIS Pro: clear recently opened projects

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Esteemed Contributor

I am using version 2.1.2 and if I delete a project, ArcPro tells me that the project cannot be found and then asks if I want to remove the project from the recent projects list.  Not sure if a prompt like this was available back in version 1.x.

Maybe in the config file user.config that is alluded to in this post a time stamp could be added for the save date of the aprx.  Then with this information you could write a startup script that could remove the reference to any aprx with a save date greater than some time frame so the list of projects does not include projects you have not worked on in awhile.

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You can now remove projects in the Recent Projects list by right clicking each one and selecting "Remove from list".

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