DELETE ALL RECENT WORD AND EXCEL FILES ON A MAC

I am trying to find out how to delete ALL recent files on Word and Excel.  I can only see how to delete individual files but I want the whole history cleared. I am sure this used to be available on Office 365 for Mac but I have tried everything, searched forums and only find replies from 2016.  How can I do this?

JacquieCC

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Hi JacquieCC,

 

It is not feasible to clear Recent list on Word 2016 for Mac or Excel 2016 for Mac.

We can only delete the items one by one.

You can refer to the following article:

Customize the list of recently used files in Word for Mac

 

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Last updated October 23, 2020 Views 6,557 Applies to: