Help! Pinned File Explorer Items Periodically Disappearing


  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
       #1

    Help! Pinned File Explorer Items Periodically Disappearing


    I think the title is pretty much self-explanatory. This is really freaking annoying, and I swear, today it's happening every ten minutes. I have a number of non-library folder locations I use regularly, including one in the normally hidden user application data folders - namely Photoshop Presets - and I really need them to be there in my jumplists at all times.
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  2. Posts : 5,656
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #2

    Can you post a screenshot perhaps? Are these pinned items in Favorites, Libraries or some other place?
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Pinned taskbar items.



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  4. Posts : 5,656
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #4

    Ok, try Option 2 or 3 - Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items
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  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Well, that's not much help. I'll have to re-pin everything. I'd like to find out why it is happening and hopefully prevent it.
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  6. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #6

    Maybe you can find the problematic app via these steps:
    Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

    If not, we might have to resort to Process Monitor or a script.
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  7. Posts : 5,656
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #7

    I believe I linked that tutorial after reading that a corrupt jump list repository may be causing this. Also this note from the tutorial:
    On a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, the Jump List of an application may disappear permanently when you use the application to open or save a new item. This issue occurs when there are 999 items in the Jump List already.
    I understand your lack of enthusiasm towards such a troubleshooting. But perhaps you can try manually deleting, say, 50 entries and see if it stops at least for a little while longer.

    Just a thought.
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