Recent Files Folder Maintenance Utility [Update]

Submitted on: 5/30/2020 7:13:47 AM
By: Rde 
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     Recent File Maintenance Utility
Updated to add the ability to turn on
or off auto-run at system start-up.
Update April 2020 improved speed a little.
Update May 2020 bug fix

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Recent File List Maintenance Tool.

There have been a few recent file cleaners on PSC
in the past. The recent files list is a mess, with many
invalid and repeated entries and using the list is not
at all easy. Most tools just remove all the entries.

This is fine to start with a clean (empty) list, but it
soon turns into a mess again. So I created this recent
file maintenance tool which removes only the invalid
and repeat entries.

The app can be set to run at start-up to keep the list
in a useful state at all times.

Bug fix - running at start-up failed to remove any
invalid entries!

To use the recent files list in the open file dialog
select the desired file type, then click on History.
My list is always the oldest on the top ;-|

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3/28/2020 11:56:25 AMDave Carter

Great utility and, as ever, awesome code.
Thanks Rohan
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