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Windows 7: Start Menu problem (jump list for items don't appear)

04 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Start Menu problem (jump list for items don't appear)

Hello,

From some reason , when I put my mouse on some shortcut , for example Word, it doesn't show my recently opened items on the right side...



thx,
Sominum

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04 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Maybe this tut will help:
Recent Items - Enable or Disable
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04 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Somnium, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you click on the arrow in the selected item (ex: Word), does it open the jump list for the item afterwards?
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04 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I've tried all of the 3 methods depicted here: Recent Items - Enable or Disable
Nothing helped...
If I click on the arrow in the selected item, it just doesn't do anything, nothing happens...
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04 Jun 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Somnium,

You might see if resetting jump lists may be able to help afterwards.
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05 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Didn't help...
It did reset all of it, but I still can't see the recently opened items..
by the way , what I did, that I think has caused it , was deleting the IsShortcut in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile . Perhaps if I could somehow restore this in regedit it could solve the problem... but how to do it?

Thanks,
Somnium
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05 Jun 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Well, if this didn't start happening to long ago, then you might be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before this started to hopefully fix it.
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05 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately I can't. I can't find the backup, probably someone erased it. It won't let me restore files because of this.
Isn't there any way to restore or install/add the missing registry? it's just isShortcut...
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05 Jun 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The REG file below will restore ISShortcut for lnkfile and piffile. You would just need to download it, double click on it, and approve to merge it. Hope it helps.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Restore_ISShortcut_to_lnkfile_piffile.reg (282 Bytes, 191 views)
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05 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

It worked!

Thank you! very much!
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