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Windows 7: Recent Items - Turn On or Off


13 Jan 2009   #49
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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08 Aug 2011   #50
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xiaolufer View Post
thanks! dragging didnt work but changing the registry as u mentioned did
You're most welcome Xiaolufer. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

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06 Jan 2012   #51
Ian108

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks Brink

Excellent tutorial that solved this issue for me. Clearest I have found anywhere.
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06 Jan 2012   #52
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Ian. Thank you.
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04 Mar 2012   #53
nalbe

windows7 ultimate x32
 
 

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Start_TrackProgs"=dword:00000000
; Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu
"Start_TrackDocs"=dword:00000000
; Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar
Or
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v Start_TrackProgs /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v Start_TrackDocs /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0 /f
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20 Apr 2012   #54
pantera25

windows 7 home premium
 
 

wow been searching for this fix thank you so much worked perfect for me
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07 Jun 2012   #55
MattTINS

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Thanks

Thanks for this. It fixed my issue which resulted by remoting into a Vista environment and apparently changing the profile's default setting for storing the recent items in the taskbar.
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17 Jun 2012   #56
PatD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When I right-click on taskbar > Properties > Start Menu, I cannot check "Store and Display Recently Opened Items in the Start Menu and on the Taskbar" because it is grayed out.

I located the C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
and it appeared empty for some time, even though Properties indicates 2 folder and 30 files (none hidden).
Suddenly a subfolder appeared called CustomDestinations (modified just now) with 24 files with names ending in .customDestinations-ms
Listing them from a command window shows the other folder is called AutomaticDestinations with files ending in .automaticDestinations-ms Not too useful.

I even tried the registry fix but still cannot get "Recent Places" or "recent items" to work anywhere.
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17 Jun 2012   #57
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Pat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may have Recent Items disabled since the Store and Display Recently Opened Items in the Start Menu and on the Taskbar option is grayed out. See if doing step 2 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below may be able to enable Recent Items and allow you to check/uncheck the option afterwards.

Recent Items - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jun 2012   #58
PatD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Did that already but no change. "Start_TrackProgs" and "Start_TrackDocs" are both set to 1.

I noticed %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent goes to
my profile but displays as: Recent Items.
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18 Jun 2012   #59
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

"Start_TrackProgs" and "Start_TrackDocs" is not what the tutorial to enable Recent Items sets. This is different setting instead. Please give step 2 in OPTION ONE a try to see if it may help afterwards.

Recent Items - Enable or Disable

Quote:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoRecentDocsHistory"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoRecentDocsHistory"=-
Yep, it should be "Recent Items".
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