View Full Version : [lubuntu] Clear recent file list?

April 24th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Hi, all
I'm a teacher and often save files before transferring them to a USB memory stick.
When I am working, I often find a long list of files that I have already deleted.
I realise it's not a critical issue, but is there a way of clearing the list of recent files?
Thanks, in advance. You are all so supportive.

April 24th, 2012, 09:15 PM
If you're using Unity:

rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite
zeitgeist-daemon --replaceIf you are using Classic UI or Gnome Shell:

rm ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

April 24th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Thanks for the reply. I did choose Lubuntu in the drop down list, but it hasn't appeared here.
Anyway, Lubuntu 12.04.
So, I don't know if your post will help. I don't want to try until I'm sure I won't mess up my system (although I know a reinstall is easy).

April 24th, 2012, 09:46 PM
It may well be the 2nd option above.

To check just navigate to the ~/.local/share/ directory and open the file recently-used.xbel with a text editor. If it doesn't exist then it's obviously not the correct file and you'll have to wait for another answer. If it contains a list of your recent files in xml format then you know it's the correct file to delete.

April 24th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the reply.
I'm about to go to sleep, have a very early start tomorrow.
Will try this when I get back from work.
Thanks, again

April 24th, 2012, 10:07 PM
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