Clear Microsoft Office History

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 1, 2009
Updated • May 23, 2017
Microsoft Office, Software

Esecure Delete is a free add-on for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 to delete the recent document history in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Microsoft Office keeps track of the recent document history. That option can be useful if the Office user needs to access a document in one of the Office programs that was recently open in the application.

This feature on the other hand can reveal information about documents that have been opened recently which might not always be desired by the owner of the document. The document history can be accessed by users with physical access to the computer system but also by programs that automatically look for this information.

The eSecure Office add-in has been designed to provide Office users with the means to delete the Microsoft Office history from within the Office suite. To be more precise, it offers that functionality for the Office programs Word, Excel and PowerPoint at this point in time.

Classified Documents Anyone? No more worries from internet hackers and computer viruses. The eSecure Delete Office Ad-In is the only application of it’s kind that works right from the office application. With 1 easy to use menu in the office Ribbon and the Office Button you can easy delete your computers tracking history without even having to stop and open up a new window.

The Office add-in needs to be installed separately for each supported Office application. It will automatically add a new entry to the ribbon menu with the option to clear the Office history. The same functionality is also available in the Office orb menu.

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The eSecure add-in is available for Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2010 running on Windows Vista or Windows 7. It can be directly downloaded from the developer's website.

Update: The ESecure Delete Office add-in appears to be no longer available. What I suggest you use instead is the excellent CCleaner, a free program for Windows that - among many other things - offers to delete the recent history in Office products.

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  1. KJ said on February 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I wouldn’t trust anything written by someone who can’t even spell History correctly.

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