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Windows 7: Right click not there any more

14 Jan 2011   #1
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Right click not there any more

Right next to the Start menu in the lower left hand corner I have the Windows Explorer icon.
A few weeks ago I used to be able to right click it and get all my latest used folders and some pinned ones too.
Now when I right click I only get "Windows Explorer" and "Unpin this program from taskbar".

Is there a way to get the right click options back to this icon?

Thanks

A


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14 Jan 2011   #2
richc46

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14 Jan 2011   #3
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No.
Right Win Explorer right clicks are turned on.
Weird.
But just in case I did download and install the "Turning On" reg edit from the link you posted.

A
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14 Jan 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello A,

It sounds like you may have Recent Items and Recent Programs turned off. Double check to make sure that they are checked and turned on. If they were off, then it may take a bit after turning them back on and opening these items before they show back up in the jump lists.

Recent Programs - Turn On or Off

Recent Items - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Jan 2011   #5
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

After r-clicking on the Taskbar > Taskbar Manager> Start Menu I see I have
both "Store and display........" items checked.

Is this wrong?

A
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14 Jan 2011   #6
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

This is what the thing looks like when I right click on the icon.

Right click not there any more-untitled-1.jpg

A


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14 Jan 2011   #7
James Colbert

 
 

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15 Jan 2011   #8
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Do you use CCleaner? Run it recently? Perhaps this is checked?

Right click not there any more-cc.jpg

If that was the case however, the jump lists should repopulate again.

A Guy


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15 Jan 2011   #9
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I think the problem has been fixed.
I unpinned it and re-pinned it again.
Unfortunately I've lost all history but it'll come back.

Thanks for your help

A
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15 Jan 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news. Just let us know if you still have any problems with it later.
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