Number of workbooks in the Recent Workbooks list

This policy setting specifies the number of entries displayed in the Recent Workbooks list that appears when users click Open on the File tab in Backstage view.

If you enable this policy setting, you can specify the number of entries to be between 0 and 50. If you set the number to 0, all pinned and unpinned entries are hidden.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, a maximum of 25 items will be displayed in the Recent Workbooks list.

Note: If you want to prevent items from being added to the Recent Workbooks list entirely, you can enable the "Do not keep history of recently opened documents" Windows policy setting.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Entries on recently used file list

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\excel\file mru
Value Namemax display
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value25
Min Value0
Max Value50

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