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Windows 7: Recent Items in Start menu is broken


11 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Recent Items in Start menu is broken

This has been doing this since two weeks ago and I can't get it to stop. It even still happens after a format.



I can't remove it, because clicking 'Remove from List' does nothing. It's always the same icon.


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11 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gir,

Sometimes turning off, apply, then turning back on Recent Items and Recent Programs will clear this out for you.

If not, then you might see if resetting the jump lists may help. It will also reset the recent items as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I used the BAT file to clear the jump list. I had to log off and then log back on, but I could remove QuickPar from the JumpList. But, it did this before. It'd go away for like a few minutes, then come back.
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11 Jul 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Is QuickPar a program that you have load at startup, or use often? If so, then it will always come back later since it is considered a recent program that you used.
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11 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Some binary newsreaders have unrar and quickpar functionality built in. I use both Newsbin and UsenetExplorer since each have qualities I like that the other doesn't. Both have built in unrar and quickpar support. It's all automated. Now and then you hit a snag where you have to intervene manually, but not often.
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11 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Mine does too, but for some reason Windows grabs the closest thing it can find and sticks it at the top. If I remove QuickPar from the startmenu, it finds something else.

After I ran that BAT file, it seems to be doing fine now. Thanks.
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11 Jul 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Gir. I'm happy to hear that it's fine now.
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11 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gir489 View Post
Mine does too, but for some reason Windows grabs the closest thing it can find and sticks it at the top. If I remove QuickPar from the startmenu, it finds something else.

After I ran that BAT file, it seems to be doing fine now. Thanks.
Glad you got it going. I take another approach and don't look in there. That way it doesn't piss me off.

Mostly I open the Start Menu if the program I'm uninstalling didn't register its removal program. Other than that, it's to search on an environment variable. Everything else I launch from a launcher or toolbar.
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