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Remove project from Recent Projects in Visual Studio

Posted on: September 15, 2008

Recently, I felt the need for removing a project from the Visual Studio Start Page, so I Googled and would like to share the solution. Don’t forget to close visual studio before trying this out. This trick requires modification to registry, so if you are skeptical do make a backup of the registry before proceeding.

Start the registry :

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\ProjectMRUList

Then delete the key that has the project you want to remove.

Visual Studio > 9.0 > ProjectMRUList

Visual Studio > 9.0 > ProjectMRUList


  • The Project Keys are consecutive. So if you have 5 projects listed, and you delete the key for the 4th project ie File4, the 5th project (File5) will also not be shown. You will need to remain one of the keys so that the list remains consecutive.
  • The same procedure can be repeated for the FileList and Find sections of the registry

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