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Windows 7: Reset/restore "Frequently Used Programs" in start menu


12 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Reset/restore "Frequently Used Programs" in start menu

Hi all

I've been searching for an hour to find out how to restore my Windows 7 Start Menu's list of frequently used programs to factory settings. I've clicked 'remove from list' for several programs, and I want to reset all the counts and exclusions to like it is when you first install Windows 7. Because right now all I have is Sticky Notes sitting atop the list

Does anyone know how to do this? I would be in your eternal gratitude!

Many thanks

Edit: Needed more


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12 Jun 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

See if this helps:

Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items

Regards,
Golden
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12 Jun 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Also look at those tutorials they may help

Look at option 1 step 4
Start Menu - Customize

Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts

Jerry
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12 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I had a look through those but unfortunately they weren't what I was after.

I'm referring specifically to the list of frequently used programs you see when you left-click the Start Menu button , on the left above the Run/Search textbox and "All Programs" button.

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12 Jun 2013   #5

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

OK I know what you are asking about now, I have not found a way to restore it to default, but look at these 2 tutorials 1 shows how to reset it but I think it clears it all, the 2nd shows how to backup and restore it(after it is backup first).

Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area

Start Menu - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7

If you want I can install Home Premium in VMware and get a list of default programs.

Let me know
Jerry

I installed Home Premium and here is what it looks like.
Reset/restore "Frequently Used Programs" in start menu-hp.png


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