When I tried to save a document I noticed a recent section and folders listed I don't want people to see.

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How I can either get OS X to never add these to Recent Places, or if that's not possible then turn off Recent Places period?


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You cannot do it on a per directory basis. What you can do is:

  1. Clear the current list with the following command in Terminal:

    defaults delete -g NSNavRecentPlaces

    Then repeat it each time you want the list to be cleared.

  2. Disable saving the Recent Places history completely with:

    defaults write -g NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int 0

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