How to remove “Recent places” from the desktop in Windows 7

I opened it somehow in the explorer, to the left in the “Recent places” selected and noticed that the object “Recent places” appeared on the desktop, which cannot be deleted!

There are several ways to solve the problem.

The first way:

1) Delete the folder C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
From the command line, you can delete it like this:

rmdir C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

2) Restart the computer, the “Recent Places” object will disappear from the desktop, but the folder needs to be created back, since history is saved to it.
From the command line you can create it like this:

mkdir C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

The second way:
On the desktop, create a shortcut to the folder C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent.
After creating a shortcut, the “Recent places” object will disappear, now you can delete the shortcut itself.

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