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Windows 7: PowerPoint 2007 not storing recently opened files

23 Nov 2010   #11
debdutta

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and definitions are up to date, I also used Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware but it didn't find anything. I also checked user account settings and it says I have administrative rights (this computer has only one user account). Is there any way of fixing these problems using Registry Editor or Group Policy or anything else ?


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23 Nov 2010   #12
debdutta

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Reinstalling isn't working, the uninstall goes half a way and gives me an error. I cant even do a system restore cause i got to know it was turned off.
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23 Nov 2010   #13
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When you open a file, then touch the Office Button on the top left-hand side, does the document which you have open show on the right where recent/current files should be listed?

If it does, try touching the "Pin this document to the list" to show the green pin-head. Then still keeping the document open, go to PowerPoint Options and see if the option is no longer greyed-out. If it's not, select the number of files you wish to retain in the list. Sorry, I know it's a long-shot, but I am running out of ideas.
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24 Nov 2010   #14
debdutta

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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When you open a file, then touch the Office Button on the top left-hand side, does the document which you have open show on the right where recent/current files should be listed?
No its not listed at all, its not just PowerPoint but also Word and others office apps which uses the office button I suspect.
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24 Nov 2010   #15
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As Bugmeister suggested earlier, you could try running Office Diagnostics. I know you said that it was disabled, however perhaps you can access it as follows:

You can run Office Diagnostics from the Start menu.
  • In Windows, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Diagnostics.
Hopefully that will work.
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EDIT:
Another possibility: Right Click on a bit of space on your task bar, select properties, Select Start Menu.

Are the privacy boxes ticked? Like this...
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24 Nov 2010   #16
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yet another one to try:

Run the Detect and Repair feature

  1. Click Start.
  2. In Windows 7, copy and paste (or type) the following command in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER:
    appwiz.cpl
    If you are running Windows XP, click Run, copy and paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
    appwiz.cpl
  3. Click the name of the Microsoft Office Edition 2007 that you want to change, and then click Change.
  4. Click the option Repair, and then click Continue.
The 'Change' button can be seen below...
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24 Nov 2010   #17
debdutta

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Another possibility: Right Click on a bit of space on your task bar, select properties, Select Start Menu.
Are the privacy boxes ticked? Like this...
The second option is grayed out and first one is ticked
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24 Nov 2010   #18
debdutta

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Yet another one to try:

Run the Detect and Repair feature

  1. Click Start.
  2. In Windows 7, copy and paste (or type) the following command in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER:
    appwiz.cpl
    If you are running Windows XP, click Run, copy and paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
    appwiz.cpl
  3. Click the name of the Microsoft Office Edition 2007 that you want to change, and then click Change.
  4. Click the option Repair, and then click Continue.
The 'Change' button can be seen below...
Ah! Ultimately that worked. Thank you very much for this help, Irene. Now Office Apps are storing recent files.

Thanks Again
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24 Nov 2010   #19
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debdutta View Post
Ah! Ultimately that worked. Thank you very much for this help, Irene. Now Office Apps are storing recent files.

Thanks Again
Result!!
I am very pleased that you have reached a successful conclusion to your problem.
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