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Windows 7: Recent places not available, properties check box grayed out?


24 Dec 2012   #1

7 64bit
 
 
Recent places not available, properties check box grayed out?

Greetings. When I go the the recent places option while saving I don't see recent folders listed. I've searched on this and the prevailing solution seems to be to go to Taskbar and Start menu properties>>Start Menu and then check both of the Privacy boxes. However, the second box is greyed out. AND, when I hit the Customize button and scroll down to Recent ..... the Recent radio button isn't there

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and NB that the number of recent items to display is grayed out.

Help wanted. Thanks.


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24 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello omnipheasant, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like Recent Items may be disabled. See if enabling Recent Items using the tutorial below may help.

Recent Items - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Dec 2012   #3

7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for responding so quickly. I made the change but will need to wait a bit to reboot. Thanks!
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24 Dec 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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29 Dec 2012   #5

7 64bit
 
 

That did it, thanks once more.
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29 Dec 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news.
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