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    Esteemed Member ScottyK's Avatar
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    Clearing out "Recently Used" tab in TrueCrypt

    I've noticed that when I go to select a file to open a true crypt container, One of the options to search under is "recently used". This lists all the containers, which defeats the purpose of hiding them among files.

    Is there anyway way to clear out the "recently used" area?

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    Re: Clearing out "Recently Used" tab in TrueCrypt

    On my PC I see two recently used file lists:


    I also have


    which contains other recently used items.

    Examine them to see where you might find TrueCrypt embedding a history.

    If TrueCrypt is using the RecentDocuments folder, you can remove its contents and then revoke write permissions from the folder:

    rm -rf ~/.kde/share/apps/RecentDocuments/*
    chmod -w ~/.kde/share/apps/RecentDocuments

    (Don't forget the /* at the end of the first command, because you don't want to delete the folder itself.)

    If TrueCrypt uses one of the individual files, you'll need to first delete the file, then recreate it, and finally revoke write permissions:

    rm -f ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
    touch ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
    chmod -w ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

    Unfortunately, any other application that uses the same storage mechanism will now also be unable to record its history, too.

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