Make / Add to Jump / MRU List?

  1. Posts : 335
    Win 7 Pro 64 SP1

    Make / Add to Jump / MRU List?

    In general, Iím not sure if itís called a Jump List, or MRU list but Iíd like to add to / rebuild one.

    l use the list that comes up when I right click on a program in the Task bar, such as Windows Explorer. I use it a lot. The problem is it often just disappears at random, especially in Windows Explorer, which is the list I use the most. And it did it again today. Itís my memory on how to find thingsÖ And for directories I donít often visit, so half the time I donít remember where they are.

    Iíve Google this but didnít find anything specific to what I want to do; most are trying to clear the list which is opposite to what I want. Going to a specific location over and over again until it comes back really isnít an option IMHO.

    Any ideas on how to do this, easily (as in not with programming?)
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  2. Posts : 70,717
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Hello mate,

    That's correct. It's called a jump list.

    Just to confirm, did you pin to list the recent item?

    Jump Lists - Pin or Unpin Items
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  3. Posts : 335
    Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
    Thread Starter

    Hi Brink. Yes and No on the pinning. I had 5 or so pinned. The non-pinned list, however, reached from the bottom of my 2560x1440 monitor to almost the top of it.

    I checked out your link, thanks. Dragging a folder icon as described does pin it to the Windows Explorer pinned list, but when I un-pin it, instead of it moving down to the Frequent section (called Recent in the link), it goes away. DisappearsÖ It wouldnít drag down, either.

    Anyway to get it to stay in Frequent/Recent? Thatís the area that is more important to me as itís a Ďlivingí list that evolves fairly constantly.
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  4. Posts : 70,717
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    I suppose you could test increasing the number of recent items to display in jump lists like below to see if it may remain.

    Jump Lists - Change Number of Recent Items to Display
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  5. Posts : 335
    Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
    Thread Starter

    I think youíre on to something there, Brink. I was thinking that Jump list items would just fall off the bottom when full, like Caller ID stuff does on my phones. Maybe it just clears itself out when fullÖ?

    I did the tip in your link and jacked up the list length to the max of 60. Oddly, it was set to 31; donít know how or why.

    I do occasionally go thru the list and Remove items no longer needed and noticed the list never got shorter.

    Is there a way to view the entire list that youíre aware of? That would be handy I guess.

    Since the List self-clearing is at random times, months apart, weíll have to wait and see if the increase in list size help.

    Thank you very much for the help!
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  6. Posts : 70,717
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    You could check inside the Recent Items folder below.

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items
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