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Windows 7: Some Programs won't go to Start Menu's Recent Programs List...


30 Dec 2010   #1
xichael

 
 
Some Programs won't go to Start Menu's Recent Programs List...

No matter how many times I launch Skype or iTunes, they just won't get added to the Start Menu's Recent Programs list. Any ideas why?


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30 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
Post number 2 may work for you
Recent items history not updating in taskbar
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30 Dec 2010   #3
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In case you don't know, here is how to do what Brink said:
  1. Right click on the start menu.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Uncheck the two options under Privacy.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Check the two options.
  6. Click Apply again.
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30 Dec 2010   #4
xichael

 
 

Thanks guys! Worked like a charm.
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30 Dec 2010   #5
richc46

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You are very welcome
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17 Apr 2011   #6
xichael

 
 

Back again with the same problem, but this time the above method isn't fixing it. Are there any other ways to resolve this?
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18 Apr 2011   #7
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

you want those programs to be on start menu programs list for sure yes?
then you can pin them to start menu.
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18 Apr 2011   #8
xichael

 
 

But then they'll never get moved off the list to make way for more frequently used programs. I like the way the list works for that reason. I may end up having to pin programs, but I'd rather not.
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18 Apr 2011   #9
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Add shortcuts to all programs also - not the folders, just exe files or the ones you want -, and click all programs after clicking start.
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19 Apr 2011   #10
xichael

 
 

All Programs is where the shortcuts are, and I've clicked the programs many times.
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