Remove Unwanted Projects from the Visual Studio Recent Projects List

How to remove unwanted projects from Visual Studio recent project lists.

The Visual Studio development team doesn’t seem to realize that people sometimes open a project with the same name as another. I say this because they don’t provide a way for users to remove projects from the recently opened project list. This can be particularly irksome if, for example, you normally only work on the development version of a project but you open the production version once and from that point on you have two identical project names in the list.

Until they incldue this function in visual studio, if you’re using VS.Net 2003 you can download Laudeci Oliveira’s
VS Recent Project List Cleaner
, which removes recent project list entries from your registry. For the beta versions of VS 2005 (Whidbey), it’s even easier to get rid of unwanted projects – just delete them from the “My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects” folder.