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  • Posted by Fabio Apelbaum on July 11, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hi guys!!

    Quick question! Does anyone knows if there is a way to access through script the After Effects > File > Open Recent > List of last opened projects?

    And store the list of recent projects in an Array?

    And also, if this is possible, is there a way to reset the current list to set it back to the one stored in this array?

    Thank you all as always!


    Matthias Stoll replied 4 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Dan Ebberts

    July 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I think all that most-recently-used info is stored in one of the prefs files. You can probably access it using the (undocumented?) app.preferences methods, but I’d be wary of changing it.


  • Fabio Apelbaum

    July 11, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks Dan as always for your recommendations!

    Take care,


  • Matthias Stoll

    March 7, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    The Prefs File has sections, and for me correct section seemed to be “Most Recently Used (MRU) Search v2”

    alert(app.preferences.getPrefAsString("Most Recently Used (MRU) Search v2","MRU Project Path ID # 1, File Path", PREFType.PREF_Type_MACHINE_SPECIFIC))

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