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Windows 7: "Recent Places" folder always empty

23 Sep 2014   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thanks everyone for contributing.

Still working on it. I tried copying the Recent Items/Recent Places folders from the new profile to the original one (that worked for a few others with this same prob), but no go for me. So it doesn't seem like it could be the folders themselves but the environment.

I've been trying to find info as to how these 2 folders work together. I'm assuming the Recent Places folder gets its info from the Recent Items and filters out docs so as to show folders ("places") only. But it seems to be filtering out everything. If I can figure out where the filtering is taking place or how...

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23 Mar 2017   #12
Isaac Pickary

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
"Recent Places" folder always empty

1. Type in the search field from Start: "Recent Places" folder always empty" and click Enter.
2. Right-click on "Recent Items" and drag it to the "Favorites" List and choose "Create Shortcuts here".
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