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Recently used files (drop down menu under File tab)

Hi, in EG 6.1 (and also SAS JMP 11) I have come to rely on the recently used file list. In JMP11 it can be very long (I have not found the limit), but in EG the number of entries has to be set in 'properties' and appears to be limited. I tried to set it at maximun (=12 ?).

 

Now, I would like to remove entries (moved a project to another folder, but the entry stays). Can I edit the list somewhere? Is it in the registry as in SAS JMP? Or just a flat file, that I might edit?

 

Regards

 

Poul Ravn Sørensen

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Re: Recently used files (drop down menu under File tab)

I removed a couple of entries from

 

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\SAS\EnterpriseGuide\6.1\mru.config

 

using Notepad, and it seemed to work.

 

Tom

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Re: Recently used files (drop down menu under File tab)

Hi Tom, thanks for directing me to this file. I opened it and tried to remove an entry. But somehow I must have misunderstood the start/end signalling of the XML coding, because EG 6.1 then read it falsely, in the way that it read far fewer entries than are in the file. I suspect I have not made the right 'cut'.

Could you please provide a little bit of detail on how to select en 'entry'? From where to where (included) should I delete?

 

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Poul

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Re: Recently used files (drop down menu under File tab)

This is what the first 30 lines of my mru.config look like:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?><MRU><DNA>&lt;DNA&gt;
  &lt;Type&gt;LocalFile&lt;/Type&gt;
  &lt;Name&gt;F1.egp&lt;/Name&gt;
  &lt;Version&gt;1&lt;/Version&gt;
  &lt;Assembly /&gt;
  &lt;Factory /&gt;
  &lt;FullPath&gt;C:\Users\Username\SAS\F1.egp&lt;/FullPath&gt;
&lt;/DNA&gt;</DNA><DNA>&lt;DNA&gt;
  &lt;Type&gt;LocalFile&lt;/Type&gt;
  &lt;Name&gt;F2.egp&lt;/Name&gt;
  &lt;Version&gt;1&lt;/Version&gt;
  &lt;Assembly /&gt;
  &lt;Factory /&gt;
  &lt;FullPath&gt;C:\Users\Username\SAS\F2.egp&lt;/FullPath&gt;
&lt;/DNA&gt;</DNA><DNA>&lt;DNA&gt;
  &lt;Type&gt;LocalFile&lt;/Type&gt;
  &lt;Name&gt;F3.egp&lt;/Name&gt;
  &lt;Version&gt;1&lt;/Version&gt;
  &lt;Assembly /&gt;
  &lt;Factory /&gt;
  &lt;FullPath&gt;C:\Users\Username\SAS\F3.egp&lt;/FullPath&gt;
&lt;/DNA&gt;</DNA><DNA>&lt;DNA&gt;
  &lt;Type&gt;LocalFile&lt;/Type&gt;
  &lt;Name&gt;F4.egp&lt;/Name&gt;
  &lt;Version&gt;1&lt;/Version&gt;
  &lt;Assembly /&gt;
  &lt;Factory /&gt;
  &lt;FullPath&gt;C:\Users\Username\SAS\F4.egp&lt;/FullPath&gt;
&lt;/DNA&gt;</DNA><DNA>&lt;DNA&gt;
  &lt;Type&gt;LocalFile&lt;/Type&gt;
  &lt;Name&gt;F5.egp&lt;/Name&gt;

 

I left the first line alone, up to the end of the <MRU> tag. I then removed entries starting with the <DNA> tag, and ending with the </DNA> tag. Note that immediately following the </DNA> tag is the next <DNA> tag.

 

When I treat the first two entries this way, they disappear from my “previous files” list.
Good luck,
   Tom

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