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Windows 7: File Explorer not showing recent folders

12 Jul 2016   #1
clovell

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 
File Explorer not showing recent folders

Here is my process. I scan documents onto my pc and save them to a file on my network drive. Then, I need to email these pdfs to other employees. I used to open Outlook, create a new email then click on "attach file". I would then get a drop down menu of the recent files I've worked with. There were some files on this recent list that I wanted to remove. I couldn't figure out how to remove only the select one or two files, so I cleared the history. Now, the files I view are not being saved to this drop down menu. I have to climb through 4 levels of files to get to the one document I need. How can I get File Explorer (not Windows Explorer) to start saving my recent activity again?


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13 Jul 2016   #2
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You may need to turn Recent Items on.
See how:
Recent Items - Turn On or Off
Recent Items - Enable or Disable
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13 Jul 2016   #3
clovell

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 
File Explorer not showing recent folders

Thank you so much for your quick reply. I'm not really concerned about the start menu. I need these items to show up in the drop down menus in the address bars at the top of the screen. There is a little blue arrow next to the address bar. When I click on that, it should show where I've been before. It used to. It got a little crowded a few months ago, so I right-clicked on it and chose "delete history". The specific address bars are for my libraries. I think I've uploaded a screenshot correctly. As you can see... my drop down menu is blank. It should have my recent activity. If you can tell me how to get this to work correctly, I would truly appreciate it.

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13 Jul 2016   #4
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Until and unless you do it in the start menu properties, it will not be anywhere.
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14 Jul 2016   #5
clovell

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

I'm sorry... I wasn't clear. The Recent Items does show up in my Start Menu, but they are not showing up in the drop down menus.
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14 Jul 2016   #6
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14 Jul 2016   #7
clovell

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply. Everything was already check under that (except "feeds" - which I have checked now). It didn't seem to make a difference. I opened several documents, but here is still no history showing up in the drop down menus in File Explorer.
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