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So, just seconds ago, I pulled the trigger and deleted permanently all my deleted mail. Funny to think about how rare an event that is. I mean, I did delete it - I didn't want it and didn't think I ever would because, if I did, I'd shove it in some folder and forget it there, instead.
Do you others also hesitate to complete this tension-fraught job?
Well - that's somehow built into the question, or conversely, why not delete them permanently.
Anything worth keeping is put someplace specific. Ultimately, if you just endless keep deleted email, isn't it like "those people" who fill their desktop with so many icons is obscures the point of having desktop icons.
I do that all the time.
It goes in my bin, which permanently deletes it after 30 days.
I keep pretty much all work mail and most personal mail, but newsletters, order confirmations, build status updates, etc. go right into the bin folder (after having read them).
Or mail like "here's my contact details". I create a Contact, save the details there and delete the mail.
Sometimes even mails with attachments that I should read. I download the attachment, put it where it belongs (like source control or ticketing system) and delete the mail.
That said, I still nearly have around 3000 mails saved since 2010.
Everything before that time somehow got lost when I took a new email address and apparently(?) purged my old account.
I have no idea what happened, but it was quite a shock when I found out at the time.
However, I can't say I ever missed any of those deleted mails, I think we keep them mostly for a little piece of mind and "just in case".
Some of us are AR (anally retentive) about cleaning up our work space. Besides the automatic 30 day cleanup I will happily empty the trash and junk folders whenever I like, often when the hind brain is working on a problem.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
It seems that in VS2017, you cannot (easily) clear the MRU list. It appears that some bright spark at MS decided that the MRU is VERY important and needs to be protected.
Clear MRU list in Visual Studio 2017 "The increase the isolation and resilience of VS 2017, it uses now a private registry hive. "
By WHY??? It's just a list of files that you opened. Why does this need to be protected????
But you have new refreshed icons. That should count for something.
In the end, it sounds like you're going to have to uninstall/reinstall VS2017...
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
It might be that they integrated the MRU totally in with the win7 shell MRU stuff. It kinda looks like it based on the jumplist. If so, you couldn't clear it without also clearing those files out of your "Recent Documents" and other areas where doc history is kept.
I'm not sure they do it this way. I've never looked into it. But it's a possibility. Maybe try clearing your recent docs if windows will let you. see what happens.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.