You know, disabling the recent times does more than just protecting the Privacy– it also speeds up the loading time of the Start Menu at start-up and saves the memory used to store Recent Items.
To disable “Recent Items” follow these:
- Right-click on the Taskbar and select “Properties“.
- In the properties window, browse to “Start menu“.
- Under “Start Menu“, look down for “Privacy” and disable (un-check) the first option, i.e., “Store and display a list of recently opened files“.
- That’s it, press F5 and open the Start Menu, you won’t see the “Recent Items” :)