If you’re at the edge of your wits, and the recent files popping up every time you launch Photoshop is poking you off the cliff, or you’re making a presentation for graphics undergrads and you don’t want some of your embarrassing projects to go viral, this tutorial is for you. Here is a video and written instructions on how to remove the recent files list in Photoshop CC, showing two quick and easy methods; how to remove them temporarily or permanently.
Clear recent files temporarily
Go to File>Open Recent> Select Clear Recent File List
It’s that easy! The recent files are gone, but as time goes by and you start new documents, Photoshop will generate a new list. To stop this, keep reading.
Clear recent files permanently
- Go to Edit> Preferences> General
- In the dialog box, check “Disable the Home Screen” which will change the Start Workspace on Launch.
- You may then also check “Use Legacy Document New Interface” which will give you the old interface that older versions of Photoshop used.
- Relaunch Photoshop CC and the changes will have taken effect. The Home page is gone and the traditional workspace is the first thing you see.
I hope you found this helpful! Good luck with your next project!