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Windows 7: Recent documents in Start Menu

24 Oct 2017   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Recent documents in Start Menu

I used Classic Shell 3 to edit my Start Menu some time back. I made it look like XP with "Documents" meaning Recent Documents. Originally it had hundreds of documents and folders listed, totally useless

I switched to CS 4 a few weeks ago, looked over my previous choices and changed a few things. Now the folder is empty, and I suspect I did something wrong in Classic Shell.

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24 Oct 2017   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86

Showing things on your start menu is just one of the many settings in the Classic Shell. (I use it myself)

So go back in and double check your settings, and change the one you don't want.

Good Luck,
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25 Oct 2017   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I have "Recent Documents" in my StartMenu settings. As there is no tshooting in the program, I'll post this on the CS forum.
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