Where is the recent items list stored in OSX for the apple menu recents?

Apple OSX HBR asked:

Does anyone know the pathname, so I can delete them manually as OSX refuses to do it! many thanks, HBR

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  1. A* says:

    The recent items list is stored in a file called com.apple.recentitems.plist. This file is located in the following directory:

    Home > Library > Preferences.

    To manually clear your recent items from the OS X menu, delete the file and restart your machine.

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