Recent Items not working

–>Script Debugger 6.0.5 (6A205) on Mac OS 10.11.6 (15G1510)

Is there something going on with Recent Items in El Capitan? When I set the system preferences to a number, it forgets it next time I open system preferences and resets to “None”

The Script Debugger Recent Items menu is empty. It has a deactivated option to reset the menu.

Other apps (TW ID) have working recent items.

I googled and found advice to trash the recent items preference file, but that file doesn’t exist.

Anyone know what gives?

Ed, I thought (and originally posted) that what you’re looking for is this:

~/Library/Application Support/

But when I deleted it, the list of recent files was still present, so I’m baffled. Apologies if this wastes bandwidth.

That was helpful. Deleting the folder from application support and then restarting the mac fixed both the system and SD recent items and recent files menu lists


Ah - it didn’t occur to me to restart the Mac…!

Incidentally, the free OnyX maintenance utility has an option to clear recent items in its Cleaning menu, under the Misc. tab.