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Windows 7: Delete Excel MRU List in Start Menu

06 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Delete Excel MRU List in Start Menu

Does anyone know how to delete the MRU list for Excel in the start menu? (See screen capture.) I think the list on my machine is corrupted because I cannot delete/unpin anything on it. Reinstalling Office did not help. I'm running Windows 7 Pro and Office 2016.

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11 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I found a resolution to the problem on How-To Geek:

What we can do to resolve this problem is delete the file that caches the pinned items. You can see those files for yourself by opening up an Explorer window and pasting in the following path:


Unfortunately, all of these files are not human-readable, though you can kinda/sorta figure out what they are assigned to by opening them up in Notepad. The key thing to know is that there seems to be one of these per application.
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