How do I clear the recently browsed list in Picture Manager?

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  1. Gadget

    Gadget Guest

    My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    Gadget, Jan 27, 2005
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  2. Gadget

    Bob I Guest

    It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    mine it is found at

    "C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Microsoft\OIS"



    Gadget wrote:

    > My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    > slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    > Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    > clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    >
    Bob I, Jan 27, 2005
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  3. Gadget

    IanRoy Guest

    After that, you may wish to give your children their own (limited) account
    and reserve yours for your own exclusive use.

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    > you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    > will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    > mine it is found at
    >
    > "C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    > Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    >
    >
    >
    > Gadget wrote:
    >
    > > My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    > > slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    > > Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    > > clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    > >

    >
    >
    IanRoy, Jan 28, 2005
    #3
  4. Gadget

    scullz78 Guest

    IanRoy wrote:
    > *After that, you may wish to give your children their own (limited)
    > account
    > and reserve yours for your own exclusive use.
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    > > It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know

    > if
    > > you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the

    > file
    > > will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary

    > but on
    > > mine it is found at
    > >
    > > "C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    > > Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Gadget wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > *

    I tried it, and if you edit the OIScatalog.cag file there is a line for
    each item in your Picture Shortcuts, including the recently browsed.
    Just delete the lines you wish to remove. It is a simple XML file with
    line entries for each item in your shortcuts.



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    scullz78, Jun 14, 2005
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  5. Gadget

    Ross Guest

    I tried finding this path, but had no luck. So, I simply created new folders
    and copied all my "problem folder" pics to them, and then deleted the the
    recently browsed folder(s) in Picture Manager. After that, I simply renamed
    them back to their original names. Simple, and no tricky fiddling with file
    paths, registry entries etc. Too bad that Microsoft can't provide a simple
    command function for this removal. (Or include it in Help)

    "scullz78" wrote:

    >
    > IanRoy wrote:
    > > *After that, you may wish to give your children their own (limited)
    > > account
    > > and reserve yours for your own exclusive use.
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > > > It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know

    > > if
    > > > you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the

    > > file
    > > > will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary

    > > but on
    > > > mine it is found at
    > > >
    > > > "C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    > > > Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Gadget wrote:
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > *

    > I tried it, and if you edit the OIScatalog.cag file there is a line for
    > each item in your Picture Shortcuts, including the recently browsed.
    > Just delete the lines you wish to remove. It is a simple XML file with
    > line entries for each item in your shortcuts.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > scullz78
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    Ross, Jun 18, 2005
    #5
  6. This has frustrated me for MONTHS, and now it's fixed! Thanks for the input,
    I'm glad I found this forum. Path was there, editing was easy, and now those
    pesky network drives that are no longer there don't SLOW ME DOWN. :)
    Chris Connelly, Aug 10, 2005
    #6
  7. Gadget

    Glenn Guest

    .........this worked for me as well. The obvious question is now "what are
    microsoft doing about it?" In Internet explorer at least there is an option
    to clear history.

    Glenn

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    > you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    > will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    > mine it is found at
    >
    > "C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    > Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    >
    >
    >
    > Gadget wrote:
    >
    > > My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    > > slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    > > Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    > > clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    > >

    >
    >
    Glenn, Mar 9, 2006
    #7
  8. Gadget

    Bob I Guest

    Does it exist in Office 2007?

    Glenn wrote:

    > ........this worked for me as well. The obvious question is now "what are
    > microsoft doing about it?" In Internet explorer at least there is an option
    > to clear history.
    >
    > Glenn
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    >>you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    >>will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    >>mine it is found at
    >>
    >>"C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    >>Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>Gadget wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    >>>slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    >>>Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    >>>clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    Bob I, Mar 9, 2006
    #8
  9. Gadget

    Minor Guest

    "scullz78" wrote:

    > I tried it, and if you edit the OIScatalog.cag file there is a line for
    > each item in your Picture Shortcuts, including the recently browsed.
    > Just delete the lines you wish to remove. It is a simple XML file with
    > line entries for each item in your shortcuts.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > scullz78
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Posted via http://www.mcse.ms
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > View this thread: http://www.mcse.ms/message1380210.html
    >
    >


    Just wanted to say thanks for this...and even this damn question. I had
    some pictures of, er, ummm, rocks and trees, yeah that's it...rocks and
    trees, and they kept showing up in the recents of PM. And you know, I don't
    like just ANYONE looking at my pictures of, of, rocks and trees so I'm happy
    now to know how to get rid of their listing in recents from now on.

    Big THANKS.

    Minor
    Minor, Aug 25, 2006
    #9
  10. I keep saying that you shouldn't be doing *anything* on a computer that is
    shared with others that makes you want to erase the history. Do that on a
    private computer only.

    --

    JoAnn Paules
    MVP Microsoft [Publisher]




    "Minor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "scullz78" wrote:
    >
    >> I tried it, and if you edit the OIScatalog.cag file there is a line for
    >> each item in your Picture Shortcuts, including the recently browsed.
    >> Just delete the lines you wish to remove. It is a simple XML file with
    >> line entries for each item in your shortcuts.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> scullz78
    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> Posted via http://www.mcse.ms
    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> View this thread: http://www.mcse.ms/message1380210.html
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Just wanted to say thanks for this...and even this damn question. I had
    > some pictures of, er, ummm, rocks and trees, yeah that's it...rocks and
    > trees, and they kept showing up in the recents of PM. And you know, I
    > don't
    > like just ANYONE looking at my pictures of, of, rocks and trees so I'm
    > happy
    > now to know how to get rid of their listing in recents from now on.
    >
    > Big THANKS.
    >
    > Minor
    JoAnn Paules [MVP], Aug 25, 2006
    #10
  11. Gadget

    elmer Guest

    i tried doing this but the file cannot be opened... it doesnt recognize the
    file extension. HELP! why in heaven does this happen any way?

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > Does it exist in Office 2007?
    >
    > Glenn wrote:
    >
    > > ........this worked for me as well. The obvious question is now "what are
    > > microsoft doing about it?" In Internet explorer at least there is an option
    > > to clear history.
    > >
    > > Glenn
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    > >>you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    > >>will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    > >>mine it is found at
    > >>
    > >>"C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    > >>Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>Gadget wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>>My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    > >>>slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    > >>>Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    > >>>clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    elmer, Mar 2, 2007
    #11
  12. Gadget

    Bob I Guest

    You can Open the file with Notepad OR you can Delete it, end of issue.
    And what is it that happens that you ask "why in heaven does this happen
    any way?" ?!?!?!?

    elmer wrote:
    > i tried doing this but the file cannot be opened... it doesnt recognize the
    > file extension. HELP! why in heaven does this happen any way?
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Does it exist in Office 2007?
    >>
    >>Glenn wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>........this worked for me as well. The obvious question is now "what are
    >>>microsoft doing about it?" In Internet explorer at least there is an option
    >>>to clear history.
    >>>
    >>>Glenn
    >>>
    >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    >>>>you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    >>>>will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    >>>>mine it is found at
    >>>>
    >>>>"C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    >>>>Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Gadget wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    >>>>>slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    >>>>>Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    >>>>>clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
    Bob I, Mar 5, 2007
    #12
  13. Gadget

    elmer Guest

    why when you open a file not relate to pictures it goes into the recent
    browsed folder?

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > You can Open the file with Notepad OR you can Delete it, end of issue.
    > And what is it that happens that you ask "why in heaven does this happen
    > any way?" ?!?!?!?
    >
    > elmer wrote:
    > > i tried doing this but the file cannot be opened... it doesnt recognize the
    > > file extension. HELP! why in heaven does this happen any way?
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>Does it exist in Office 2007?
    > >>
    > >>Glenn wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>>........this worked for me as well. The obvious question is now "what are
    > >>>microsoft doing about it?" In Internet explorer at least there is an option
    > >>>to clear history.
    > >>>
    > >>>Glenn
    > >>>
    > >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>>It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    > >>>>you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    > >>>>will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    > >>>>mine it is found at
    > >>>>
    > >>>>"C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    > >>>>Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>Gadget wrote:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>>My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    > >>>>>slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    > >>>>>Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    > >>>>>clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>

    >
    >
    elmer, Mar 7, 2007
    #13
  14. Gadget

    Bob I Guest

    No idea, perhaps the file had an image in it.

    elmer wrote:

    > why when you open a file not relate to pictures it goes into the recent
    > browsed folder?
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>You can Open the file with Notepad OR you can Delete it, end of issue.
    >>And what is it that happens that you ask "why in heaven does this happen
    >>any way?" ?!?!?!?
    >>
    >>elmer wrote:
    >>
    >>>i tried doing this but the file cannot be opened... it doesnt recognize the
    >>>file extension. HELP! why in heaven does this happen any way?
    >>>
    >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Does it exist in Office 2007?
    >>>>
    >>>>Glenn wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>........this worked for me as well. The obvious question is now "what are
    >>>>>microsoft doing about it?" In Internet explorer at least there is an option
    >>>>>to clear history.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Glenn
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    >>>>>>you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    >>>>>>will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    >>>>>>mine it is found at
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>"C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    >>>>>>Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Gadget wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    >>>>>>>slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    >>>>>>>Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    >>>>>>>clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>

    >>
    Bob I, Mar 7, 2007
    #14
  15. Gadget

    Larry Combs Guest

    On Vista with Office 2007, this file is located at,

    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OIS\OIScatalog.cag

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    > you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    > will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    > mine it is found at
    >
    > "C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    > Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    >
    >
    >
    > Gadget wrote:
    >
    > > My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    > > slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    > > Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    > > clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    > >

    >
    >
    Larry Combs, Jul 22, 2008
    #15
  16. Gadget

    KC Guest

    I have one better folks. Download CCleaner (free) and run the cleaner
    application. It removes all recent viewed files and folders on your computer.
    Also if you have SystemSuite 8 or 9, just run the temp cleanup module. It
    does the same thing. Like everyone else, I pondered this for a while...good
    luck.

    "Larry Combs" wrote:

    > On Vista with Office 2007, this file is located at,
    >
    > C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OIS\OIScatalog.cag
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    > > It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    > > you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    > > will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    > > mine it is found at
    > >
    > > "C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    > > Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Gadget wrote:
    > >
    > > > My kids went looking for a certain picture of the family dog and opened up a
    > > > slew of directories that now appear in the Recently Browsed section of the
    > > > Pictures Shortcut pane in Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003. How do
    > > > clear the list or at least pare it down to the directories I normally use?
    > > >

    > >
    > >
    KC, Jan 23, 2009
    #16
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    glnz Guest

    I followed Bob I's directions below and they worked! However, I now have a
    different problem -- if there are jpg's attached to an email that I've opened
    in Outlook Express, and I double-click on the attached jpg's, MS Picture
    Manager tries to open but immediately gives an error message that says:

    "The path you specified is not valid or supported by Picture Manager.
    Verify that the location is a valid Windows SharePoint Service Picture
    library, that the folder exists, and that the path is correct, and try again."

    This is a new problem - didn't have this problem before! Note that if I
    first save the email jpg to my desktop and then double-click on it, it opens
    right away in Picture Manager. What's happening? By the way what IS a
    "Windows SharePoint Service Picture library"?


    "Bob I" wrote:

    > It appears to reside in a file named "OIScatalog.cag". I don't know if
    > you can edit it but deleting it will make recent go away, and the file
    > will be recreated when you open manager again. The path may vary but on
    > mine it is found at
    >
    > "C:\Documents and Settings\pwarirel\Local Settings\Application
    > Data\Microsoft\OIS"
    >
    >
    glnz, May 30, 2009
    #17
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