Delete scores from Musescore 4 home screen is impossible (scores scattered in many LapTop HD folders )

• Apr 30, 2024 - 17:03


I have a Win10 Laptop (Dell Latitude 2Tb SSD) , with MuseScore 4.2.1 installed.

It happens that my MusScore scores are scattered in many different folders at different locations on the hard disk (and essentially NOT in the user/muscore4 folder).
And I have may be 2 scores in the cloud (my mistake, since I presently hate the idea of storing stuff on cloud).

When I start MuseScore on a score via clicking on a score that is in one of those scattered folders, it takes a VERY long time to start (several minutes)

I tried to suppress all the "recent scores", via accessing file/recent scores; that list is indeed very long; BUT I am unable to reach the bottom of that list via the standard user interface of Musescore in order to "clear all": upon nearly reaching that position at the bottom of the list, the current cursor position in the list is abruptly translated up in the list: I am unable to reach the "clear the list" !

And since those "recent scores" are scattered on many folder on the LapTop HD, I can't simply clear the myDocuments/musescore4/Scores

In order to delte that without launching MuseScore: Where is hidden that MuseScore "recent files" list

Please Help !

1°) my LapTop has a 14" screen


In reply to by TheHutch

Hello TheHutch,

Yes, I did look at the link you sent me, and the procedure you indicated to solve the "pita" situation":

(manually editing the C:\Users[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\MuseScore\MuseScore4\recent_files.json file using a text editor, suppressing all and leaving only
has solved the problem ! (json file location= C:\Users[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\MuseScore\MuseScore4)

Many thanks ! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

For eventual bug identification for the MuseScore team, (and if "" feels scarry)
here is a DropBox link to the video (screen capture, mouse arrow not captured, no sound) showing the "jumpy" behaviour of MuseScore when I was desperately trying to reach the bottom of the "recent Score" list:…

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