This article was previously published under Q243621
This article describes how to remove the recent entries from the Windows Media Player play list.
Use the following method to remove the most recent entries from the Windows Media Player play list:
Use Registry Editor to manually delete either the RecentURLList key or the RecentFileList key.
Use the Clear History feature in Windows Media Player 9 Series.
Using Registry Editor
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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To remove the play list entries:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate, and then click the following registry key:
Windows Media Player 10, Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series, Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0, Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4, Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.1, Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.0