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Windows 7: Recent items under Start Menu items, not working

15 Aug 2015   #21
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay well I suggested Jumplist Editor as I was hoping it might show any issues with paths. Obviously that was before I worked out that it doesn't work with Steam jumplists. I don't have any other ideas at this point.

Edit:

Well just one more idea. Backup these registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_TrackProgs

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_TrackDocs

Note current values - should be 1

Try changing value to 0 then rebooting. Then reset values back to 1. Then test jumplists.

It probably won't make a difference but give it a shot!


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15 Aug 2015   #22
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JustWatching View Post
Used procmon to test rdp recent creation on both machines, no difference, both showed io errors at some point, both showed success in creating the file. Just works on that other computer, but not on my own.
Did you use procmon to see what happens when you try to use the jump list entry?
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16 Aug 2015   #23
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay here's another idea. Also try anything suggested by Usernameissues!

If you navigate to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\ then copy Recent Items folder or folders that contain Automaatic Destionations and Custom Destinations to your desktop you should see a list of files inside each copied folder. Download a copy of Strings and copy the executable into both folders.

Hold down Shift+Right Click one of the copied folders (on your desktop) and choose "Open command window here"

Paste the following into the command prompt window (or type if you don't have copy/ paste enabled in command prompt)

for %i in (*Destinations-ms) do @strings -n 5 %i >%i.txt

You end up with a list of text files. Open each and find the ones related to Steam or RDP. Do the same for both folders. Check what's shown and see if there are any obvious errors.

To narrow down your search type this into the command window:

findstr /I steam *.txt

It will display results for entries that contain the text "steam" and you can focus on those. I've got no idea what you need to enter to find only RDP entries but maybe try:

findstr /I RDP *.txt

or

findstr /I remote *.txt
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