JSI Tip 10122. How can I clear the FrontPage Recent File, Recent Page, and Recent Web lists?

Using REG.EXE, built into Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and later operating systems, or installed from the Windows 2000 Support Tools, I have scripted FPMRU.BAT to clear the FrontPage Recent File List, Recent Page List, and Recent Web List.

The syntax for using FPMRU.BAT is:


FPMRU.BAT contains:

@echo off
set key1="HKCU\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage Explorer\Recent File List"
set key2="HKCU\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage Explorer\Recent Page List"
set key3="HKCU\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage Explorer\Recent Web List"
call :del %key1% >nul 2>&1
call :del %key2% >nul 2>&1
call :del %key3% >nul 2>&1
goto :EOF
for /f "Tokens=1*" %%a in ('reg query %1^|find "REG_SZ"') do (
 REG DELETE %1 /V %%a /F

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