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neilyj
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Recent documents list

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05-25-2011 05:13 AM

My recent documents list (C3D 2011) is full of dst files - how can I reset it??

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Re: Recent documents list

05-25-2011 06:38 AM in reply to: neilyj

Hi neily,

 

Can you elaborate where do yuo see that list/ Is it within Civil 3D or from Start?

 

In Civil 3D Options menu>Open and Save tab there is  place where you can set number of recently opened files. If you just want to remove DST files you would have to exit out of Civil 3D, locate the DST files and delete them. While still in Civil 3D see where the location of the DST files are.



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AllenJessup
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Re: Recent documents list

05-25-2011 06:51 AM in reply to: neilyj

I'd look in C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2011\enu\Recent and see if there were Links to the DST files that could be eliminated.

 

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Re: Recent documents list

05-25-2011 07:01 AM in reply to: AlmasSuljevic

AlmasSuljevic wrote:

Hi neily,

 

Can you elaborate where do yuo see that list/ Is it within Civil 3D or from Start?

 

In Civil 3D Options menu>Open and Save tab there is  place where you can set number of recently opened files. If you just want to remove DST files you would have to exit out of Civil 3D, locate the DST files and delete them. While still in Civil 3D see where the location of the DST files are.


Almas, this is crazy! Seriously, you are suggesting to delete DST files? Why would anyone want to delete their SheetSet files? Yes, the recently used files fills with theh DST files which has friven everyone nuts for years. And there's no easy way to remove them (even deleting the DST files will not rmove them from the recent files list). What's worse, is that they don't roll out even after not accessing a dst for months, it will still show up as recently used, leaving just 3 or 4 spots for DWG files.

This is a screen capture from my C3D2010 install. The first 4 MRU files listed are files that no longer exist...and I deleted them about 2 years ago, shortly after installing 2010. Many of the other files listed haven't been accessed in nearly a year. My MRU setting is 25, note that 23 of these are used by DST's, leaving just 2 for dwg's.
dst list.png
Jimmy Bergmark has posted some ideas on this, but I haven't tried these on the newer versions....http://blog.jtbworld.com/2008/09/clear-sticky-sheet-sets-from-recent.html
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Sinc
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Re: Recent documents list

05-25-2011 07:03 AM in reply to: neilyj

In my experience, the Recent Docs list has been broken since the 2009 release (the 2008 release was the last one where it worked correctly).

 

I've seen various tips on the web for how to get rid of those .DST files, but I haven't found anything that really works.  The list of recent.DST files seems to be stored in multiple places...  I think there's something that re-adds DST files to the Recent Docs list from the Sheet Set Manager, or something like that.  I never did spend enough time on it to figure out what was going on.

 

It's definitely been frustrating, having something that should be as simple as the Recent Docs list be broken for multiple releases...  I haven't checked 2012 yet to see if anything has been fixed.

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Joe-Bouza
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Re: Recent documents list

05-25-2011 07:04 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

How bazaar is that... I just came to the board because I encountered the very same thing

Thank you

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Re: Recent documents list

05-25-2011 07:17 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

I have seen many cases were customers wanted to remove DST files which do came back if Civil 3D is still running. So my suggestion how to remove them was in that light. I was not even sure if that is the intent. Obviously this is not the issue neilyj is having. Sorry if I confused soem of you. :smileysad:

 

I found that you may manually remove the item by right-clicking on it. It is manual process but it works. See image: 

2011-05-25_1014.png

 



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neilyj
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Re: Recent documents list

05-25-2011 07:20 AM in reply to: neilyj

I'm getting exactly what Jeff_M is getting.

 

I have recently been creating/testing sheet sets so I have a lot of temporary/test dst files that could be deleted without any worry. I'll take a look at the link too

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Re: Recent documents list

05-25-2011 07:33 AM in reply to: AlmasSuljevic

Almas, that looks like a new feature in 2012.

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Jeff_M
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Re: Recent documents list

05-25-2011 07:37 AM in reply to: Sinc

No, that looks like Window's Start menu....not the file list in C3D.

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