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Windows 7: Recent Items - Turn On or Off


13 Jan 2009   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Recent Items - Turn On or Off

How to Turn Recent Items On or Off in Windows 7


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17 Feb 2010   #30
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello AW,

What items/programs are these for on the taskbar?

Have you already been opening files and such that belong to these programs on the taskbar? For example, websites in Internet Explorer.

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18 Feb 2010   #31
aw22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

well.. in taskbar is folder icon and when u press right click on it, here should be list of folder's what have been pinnged and recent files, but for me here isnt any of them. When I press right click on it. And I haven't changed any option's.
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18 Feb 2010   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, I see. Unfortunately only programs have jump lists and not pinned folders.
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04 Mar 2010   #33
dondeeble

W-7 Starter
 
 

Thanks again, Brink!
This one worked like a dream
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04 Mar 2010   #34
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Don.
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11 Jun 2010   #35
Merlin2000

Windows 7
 
 

I'm having a problem with this. I've followed the tutorial and can confirm that "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar" is checked off.

When I right-click on Windows Explorer that is pinned on my taskbar, I still do not see Recent Items as shown in this screenshot.




See attached screenshot of what comes up when I right-click on Windows Explorer. I've also unpinned and repinned Windows Explorer.


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11 Jun 2010   #36
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Merlin,

See if resetting the jump lists will allow you to have Recent items afterwards. It may take a few times or so of opening these recent items before they show up.

Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Jun 2010   #37
Merlin2000

Windows 7
 
 

I had to restart my computer, but that seemed to do the trick!

Anyone else with this problem, make sure you write down the list of your pinned items within Windows Explorer because this not only resets your recent items, but also your pinned items within Windows Explorer!

It's also explained in that link above, just thought I'd reiterate it!
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12 Jun 2010   #38
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great new Merlin. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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15 Aug 2010   #39
neoritz

Windows 7
 
 
The highlighted option is grayed out.............any help?

Hi all,
The option that has been highlighted here, has grayed out in my properties window.
I've attached a screen shot herewith.
Please guide me how to enable this option.... via registry hack or whatever...
Thanks and regards,
NeoRitz


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