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Windows Media Player 11

Clear the Player History

SUMMARY: Clear the history of files opened by Windows Media Player 11.

By default, Windows Media Player 11 keeps a history of the most recently-accessed multimedia files. You can see this history by accessing the file menu - click "Alt", then "F", and read the entries at the bottom of the menu.

For privacy reasons, especially if you share your computer with others, you may not want this history to be kept. To disable this feature, do the following:

1. Press "Alt", "T", and then "O" to access the Options menu.

2. When the "Options" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, select the "Privacy" tab.

Options to clear the multimedia file history in Windows Media Player 11

3. Uncheck "Save file and URL history in the Player".

4. Click the "Clear History" button.

5. Press "OK" to close the dialog box.

6. Verify the history has been cleared by re-accessing the "File" menu.

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