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Go to InDesign CC > Preferences > File Handling. Set the Number of Recent Files to 0.
Check and you'll see the File > Open Recent list no longer appears.
Return to Preferences and set it back to your preferred number.
Open a file, and you'll see that File > Open Recent has reappeared and shows the new file name.
Or just keep on working and the old files will slide down the list and disappear on their own as you open other files.
Welcome to the InDesign forum.
I think most people on here would recommend that as you are a new user to InDesign that you get some training. There are good books such as InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide by Sandee Cohen and you might consider taking some of the online training courses that are on Lynda.com and Trainsimple.com.
And, of course return to the forum with help with specific questions.
Thank you very much this was most helpful! I realize that it was such a petty thing, it was just frustrating to see files that did not need to be there.
I have purchased the InDesign CC book and have watch many videos on Youtube, Adobe TV, and many others. They have all been very helpful, I would not of been able to get my newsletter template created without them.
I could not find anything that referenced what I needed to do, Sometimes the most simplest thing can be the most frustrating.
I'm with you there - some of the simplest things can be the most frustrating!