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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Problem...


08 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows Explorer Problem...

Hello everybody.
Im reading the seven forums for a while but this is the first time i needed to ask something.

I have windows 7 Professional and there is a weird thing going on with the icon of the windows explorer.
I can't really explain thats why i got a pic.
The menu that is supposed to show up once you right click on the windows explorer icon got insane. Used to work like everybodys here. Pinned, recently etc. After one restart the menu shows only three options, without recently, pinned, etc.



Even how much i searched i couldn't find a solution, this thing is killing me..I hope someone here knows whats going on.

Really sorry if this isn't on the right category, but didn't know where to post it.
Thanks in advance.

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08 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Just to make sure ... you are right clicking the round Windows orb (the start button) is that correct?
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08 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

no, im clicking the windows explorer icon... o.O
and thanks for the super fast reply.
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08 Feb 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Did you just clean up browsing history? Any other maintenance?
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08 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

From what I see, that's what it should show. Unless, of course, you are looking for the 'recent' list.

Try this...
Clear/Disable Recent List

Right Click on Taskbar and Select Properties
Click on Start Menu Tab
Check/Uncheck “Store and Display Recently Opened Items in the Start menu and the taskbar”
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08 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

the only thing im doing is updating when there is a new update and scan for viruses with microsoft essentials.
im using this computer since the day windows 7 released and im doing the same things.And never anything happend. Plus, if you got pinned items they can't go away, thats why they are pinned..


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RadioJoe View Post
From what I see, that's what it should show. Unless, of course, you are looking for the 'recent' list.
Recent and Pinned items is what im looking for. You are mistaken if you think that this is what right click on windows eplorer icon look when clicked.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RadioJoe View Post
From what I see, that's what it should show. Unless, of course, you are looking for the 'recent' list.

Try this...
Clear/Disable Recent List

Right Click on Taskbar and Select Properties
Click on Start Menu Tab
Check/Uncheck “Store and Display Recently Opened Items in the Start menu and the taskbar”
Nope, didn't worked, i have already tried that.
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08 Feb 2010   #7

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

he is showing windows explorer...not internet explorer, i believe you have to have opened several things in windows explorer before a list such as mine appears..


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08 Feb 2010   #8

 
 

is aero activated? it looks like a non aero taskbar to my old fuzzy eyes!
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08 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Aero is activated and im using this computer for like, 3-4 months. Im sure i have opened enough folders to show up on there. Also, i already said that i had pinned items there, so this thing was working.
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08 Feb 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Rather than me retyping the sermon I copied the instructions from Help and Support.

Show or hide Recent Items on the Start menu and Taskbar

Click the Start Menu tab. Under Privacy, select the Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar check box, if it isn't already selected.

Click Customize. In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, scroll through the list of options to find the Recent Items check box, select it, click OK, and then click OK again. (To remove Recent Items from the Start menu, clear the Recent Items check box, click OK, and then click OK again.)

Tip
  • To clear the list of items shown in Recent Items, click Start, right-click Recent Items, and then click Clear recent items list.
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