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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Revit - Disabling the recent files list from loading at startup #Tech Tip

Published date: 2009-Aug-27
ID: TS13328580

Applies to:
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010
Revit® Architecture 2009
Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2010
Revit® MEP 2009
Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010
Revit® Structure 2009


Revit loads the preview of all the recent files at startup. You want to know how to disable this page from loading.


There are two approaches you can take to disable the page:

Method 1
In Revit 2009 products:
  1. At the start up screen, go to the Window menu, and clear the Recent Files check mark.
In Revit 2010 products:
  1. At the start up screen, go to the View tab > Window panel.
  2. Select the User Interface pulldown and clear the Recent Files check box.
Method 2
  1. Close the Revit application.
  2. Locate the Revit.ini file in C:\Program Files\\Program.
  3. Open the Revit.ini in Notepad.
  4. Scroll down until you see


    Change that value to 0.
  5. Save and close the file.
  6. Restart Revit.


Erik September 4, 2009 at 7:42 PM  

In 2010 you can disable the recent file page from: Application>Menu>Options>Enable Recent Files Page

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