What worked for me with Pro2 was to simply delete the project files and folders... which, of course, would be a bad idea if you want to KEEP anything that is in the old folders
Delete your preferences file.
Mine is located here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Steven\Application Data\Adobe\Premiere Pro\3.0\Adobe Premiere Pro Prefs
Keep in mind though, that removing the preferences file also resets anything you may have customized in the Preferences.
Yes, but trying to cut out names from the file is a pain. You could always just open five new files named one, two, three, four and five and it will clear the rest out.
Really though, why even bother clearing the list? If he works on other projects, they'll fall off the list. We're only talking a list of the five most recently opened projects. They're there because he's opened them recently. It seems pretty bizarre to me that that would even bother people.
I can think of some reasons.
He really doesn't want someone looking over his shoulder seeing the name of the project. Perhaps it is "Jane" and he is married to Sue?
Or maybe he is just a neat freak and hates seeing old projects where they don't belong.
Or maybe he named it "Sue" and it is a surprise and he doesn't want her seeing it yet?
Funny. Well if you must know, I hate clutter. Thankfully, nothing my wife would get upset about. ;-)
If the project is done, I usually just burn the project files to a CD/DVD along with any AE projects, PS graphics etc. Then delete the folder which clears it from the list. If you need to re-edit you have the logs and rest of the content then all you need to do is re-batch your footage!
I would not recommend deleting the prefs unless you just use the PP defaults on everything.
Hope this helps!
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(or maybe workaround)
Create some new projects:
- create new project - type random string for name (dasdas, fsdafd, fdagsas, SAAD)
- CTRL+SHIFT+W (to close project)
Repeat this until all previous project are gone from list, than DELETE that newly created projects. All done!
I have my files in Creative Cloud, so baking them on DVD does not make sense. With this solution I can clear just the annoying list, while all real project stays intact in their original folders. For new projects I pick some local temporary folder, so CC does not try to upload them to Cloud.
There is no build in command to clear it. I hate startup clutter too (it can be a year old project). I searched the web and this is only thread regarding this. I'm writing this for all who are bothered with same issue. Regardless how old thread, I always answer my solution even just for me - since numerous time I forgot the solution and I found my own solutions in threads like this. Adobe forums are well indexed by search engines and this way I have great (personal) knowledge base. I have saying: If something can not be forgotten or lost, upload it to web. So...
You did not specify which OS you are using but on a Mac (I do this often), I have my project files all stored on external drives. I simply eject the drive, then launch PP. The recent projects screen will now come up blank. I then mount the drive again, open a project and only that project will show in the recent projects list. I assume it would work the same on Windows.
Clear preferences will clear the start screen.
Note that this is an old thread.
True. But clearing preferences will clear more than just the start screen. So may or may not be best option for some.