How to Empty Recent File List in Notepad++

If you want to clear the list of all the files that you have recently opened with the Notepad++ text editor, you can do that by the following steps.

  1. Open Notepad++ on your computer.
  2. Now go to Menu: File > Empty Recent File List
  3. This will clear the cache for the opened files using Notepad++
Empty Recent File List - Notepad++
Notepad++ Clear Opened File Cache

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running Windows 11 VM and Notepad++ v8.5.6.

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