Fastest Way to Clear Recent Items in Preview on Mac

Whenever you use Mac, it stores the data based on what files and folders you visit to increase the performance and stability of the system. Though, this data doesn’t take much storage on your Mac, but it is recommended to clear this list every once in a while.

So if you have made up your mind, here is the detailed guide on how to clear the recent items data in Preview on Mac.

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Preview on Mac

As you are here to find out how to accomplish this task, we will show you in few simple steps:

Steps to Clear Items History Data in Preview on Mac

Step 1: Click on the Apple icon on the upper left hand corner of your screen. Look for Recent Items tab in this menu. Place your cursor on this tab and a list of the recent items will appear.

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of this menu and you will see a Clear Menu option. Click on it and the list will be cleared.

Step 3: To ensure that this worked, Open the Apple menu once again and go to the Recent Items tab. Place your cursor on this tab, you should see that the tab will now be empty.

And there you are, it’s done.

Bonus: You can also clear the history of downloaded documents on Mac. Whenever you download a file on Mac, it stores its information. When you download a file, a small tab will appear. Look for the Clear List option at the bottom and it will clear the history of downloaded documents on Mac.

Now your Mac has been ridden of excessive files. It is recommended to perform this practice of clearing the recent items data in preview every once in a while to increase your mac stability and performance.