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Windows 7: Windows 7 "Recent Places" stopped recording the used files!

09 Sep 2015   #1
NDBMFB

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 "Recent Places" stopped recording the used files!

Hello All!

Would need your help with this...

Windows 7 "Recent Places" stopped recording the most recently visited files. I have presently no idea what triggered this issue.

Please review the attached screenshot displaying the properties of the "Recent Places" folder. Maybe that will give you a hint.

I need your help!

Thank you!




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09 Sep 2015   #2
Callender

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

All I can suggest is checking your settings in the registry here:

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

I don't know what the default setting should be but on my machine it is set with a value of 1
Windows 7 "Recent Places" stopped recording the used files!-track-docs.jpg
Also check:

Right-click on the Start button, select Properties

Tick the two privacy checkboxes in the Start menu tabs dialog.

Still in the dialog, select Customise. About halfway down the list is a checkbox for Recent items, tick the checkbox.


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