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Windows 7: "Recent Places" not working, pls help!

23 Dec 2009   #11
TheCROW

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Rich, I actually did make a system image in case things got worse, thanks for pointing this out.
Merry Christmas and best wishes to you and your family as well.

Capt. Jack, this might be a good idea, I'll try creating a new user and try it. If it works I'd have to move my user files to the new user profile and delete the old one, is there any specific way of doing it?
Thanks.


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23 Dec 2009   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCROW View Post
Thanks Rich, I actually did make a system image in case things got worse, thanks for pointing this out.
Merry Christmas and best wishes to you and your family as well.

Capt. Jack, this might be a good idea, I'll try creating a new user and try it. If it works I'd have to move my user files to the new user profile and delete the old one, is there any specific way of doing it?
Thanks.
If you make a new account. When you go to cancel the old, it asks, where do you want to tranfer or do you want to tranfer?

BTW I would also put evrything on windows easy transfer, in case one transfer gets screwed, you have the other. WET is really easy, too.

Make sure the new account works to your liking, before you transfer and cancel.
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23 Dec 2009   #13
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCROW View Post
Hello all,
I hope you can help me with my problem, I searched to no avail.
I use 'Recent Places' a lot in my work, you know when opening and saving files in photoshop or other apps, I use Recent Places to go to the folders I'm working on quickly.
Recently I noticed that Recent Places is not being updated with those folders anymore so I cleared the list hoping it will start working again, unfortunately it hasn't. It's still empty.
I have the two options enabled under Privacy in the Start Menu properties.
It's weird.
Please someone help.
Thankyou kindly.
Its not zeroed out by chance is it?
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23 Dec 2009   #14
TheCROW

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

It's set to 10
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23 Dec 2009   #15
TheCROW

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

I created a new account and logged on to it. The recent places there works fine.
So now I need to copy all my user files and preferences to it and delete the old one.
I need to confirm that all my settings will be transfered too (favorites, quicklaunch toolbar, applications settings etc...)
Is there a step-by-step tutorial somewhere I could follow to do this correctly? I spent lots of time configuring my system and don't want to redo it all over again.
Thanks for your help.

EDIT: I found this link here, I will follow it and test.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...d-user-profile
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23 Dec 2009   #16
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCROW View Post
I created a new account and logged on to it. The recent places there works fine.
So now I need to copy all my user files and preferences to it and delete the old one.
I need to confirm that all my settings will be transfered too (favorites, quicklaunch toolbar, applications settings etc...)
Is there a step-by-step tutorial somewhere I could follow to do this correctly? I spent lots of time configuring my system and don't want to redo it all over again.
Thanks for your help.

EDIT: I found this link here, I will follow it and test.
Fix a corrupted user profile
Glad that you got it working
Thanks for posting back

Merry Christmas
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31 Dec 2009   #17
STEVEHALL

windows 7
 
 
Recent items not working

It sounds like you have got it going with a new user setup, ]

however the solution is as follows


Right click start button then properties, then on the start menu tab, make sure both the privacy tabs are ticked, for store and display recently opened etc
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31 Dec 2009   #18
gregrocker

 

Someone may know the setting that has slipped. You may not need new User acct.

Suggest keep new account as work-in-progress until satisfaction - only then delete old account.

Importing settings (AppData) may well copy back the incorrect setting.
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01 Jan 2010   #19
TheCROW

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

STEVEHALL, in my first post I mentioned that those two options are in fact ticked. I also tried to untick them, restart and then tick them back to no avail.

Gregrocker, you are absolutely right, this is exactly what I did and I'm still searching to find a solution for this.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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01 Jan 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

I am at a loss. Since it is a system issue, I offer my last resort options before doing a clean reinstall:

Try running sfc/ scannow to see if any OS files are corrupted.

Either way, you can also try a Repair Install which reinstalls the OS while keeping everything in place. As it is an Upgrade install, it can also import borked settings but is nevertheless worth a try as it refreshes the install.

In the future, save a WIn7 Backup IMage when things are running great after install so you can always save files and reimage back to better times.

You might also increase HD space for System Restore points at Computer>Properties>Advanced>Sysem Protection>Configure.
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