How to Delete Jump Lists Data at a time in Windows 10

Ways to Delete Jump Lists Data at a time in Windows 10

Remove from this list option from right click Jump Lists

 
The commonly and regularly running programs or items stamp their data on jump lists on the taskbar and Start Menu on Windows 10. But the Jump Lists become overcrowded after a certain period of time as it piles up all the active items. So, in this article, we will pen down the steps of How to Delete Jump Lists Data at a Time in Windows 10.

The Windows 10 OS does not provide an easy option to clear off the Jump Lists of all items at a time. Though it offers you an option to remove a specific item from the Jump Lists. When you open a Jump Lists of any program either in Taskbar or Start Menu, you can view plenty of lately used items. And when you do a right-click on each item, “Remove from this list” option is observable. It is definitely a tiresome task to remove each and every item from all the Jump Lists of so many programs.

Delete Jump Lists Data at a Time in Windows 10

  • Press  – Win+R.
  • Copy the following paths, paste into the run dialog box, and hit Enter
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations
  • After getting into the location, a series of files with long and complex names are observable. The reason is they all are encoded. The entries represent the items of Jump Lists.
  • Next, press ‘Ctrl+A’ to select all the entries of both the locations one by one.
Delete Jump Lists Data at a time in Windows 10
  • Press the Delete key and remove all of them with a single click.
  • Now, view the Jump Lists of programs on the taskbar and Start Menu and see the data to be cleared completely.
Cleared Jump Lists on Start
  • That’s it!!

If you don’t want the taskbar and Start Menu programs to show Jump Lists, there is an option under the Personalization settings which can turn it off. Just go through

Start Menu => Settings => Personalization => Start.

The opposite area of the Start displays many options with sliders where ‘Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar’ is one of them. With the help of its switch, toggle off the option, and then onwards Jump Lists will not show you the recently viewed items. Just give it a shot and share your views if this process works well for you.

Hence, we found a way out applying which the Jump Lists of all the programs will get cleared off at a time. So, let us now get into the steps for How to Delete Jump Lists Data at a time in Windows 10 however you could clear it separately one by one via its Context menu but not in a lump sum.

Note: The above procedure deletes the Jump Lists data of all the items at a time whereas it also removes the items that are pinned under Jump Lists.

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About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.