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Windows 7: Recent Items - Turn On or Off

18 Jun 2012   #60

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I ran Enable_Recent_Items.reg
"Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" still has "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar" grayed out.

I tried another solution at w7forums which involved a simple batch program that resets the jump lists (links in Recent Places). Not working as well as I'd like but finally I'm getting some folders showing up in Recent Places! (Note properties above is still grayed out)
See tip "Recent Places" always empty
my post "Recent Places" always empty

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18 Jun 2012   #61

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Well, if this had recently just happended, then you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to hopefully fix it.
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20 Jun 2012   #62

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Going back in time is too painful for something I can live with - besides I have no idea when it began.
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20 Jun 2012   #63

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I can understand that. If you like as a test, create a new administrator account to see if it works properly while logged in to it. This will help let you know if it's system wide issue or just a issue with your user account.
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01 Nov 2012   #64

no roaming files at all

Here is my problem:
There is no AppData folder in my User-directory.
It is however indicated in the default-folder but when i open the roaming folder its empty. Even when i push 'show hippen files' nothing to see
search for the folder content gives no result.

where did i go wrong?
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01 Nov 2012   #65

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello arevista, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if opening this location by from Run or address bar in Windows Explorer will open your AppData folder.
If you wanted to open the Recent Items folder, then:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items
Hope this helps, :)
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02 Nov 2012   #66


Thanks. that reveals something

It's just that there's no folder called 'recent'. There's only 'recent items', which contains what i was looking for so I moved that tot favorites in explorer.
But I'am still puzzeled what the empty shortcut to 'recent locations' is doing under favorites (it was there by default)
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02 Nov 2012   #67

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

From the location in the blue NOTE box, you would want the folder to be named Recent Items and not Recent. If it had been named recent, then it would have been broken and needed to be fixed as per the NOTE box. That's all that was for. :)

If you mean the Recent shortcut below, then yes it's there by default.

Recent Items - Turn On or Off-recent.jpg

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14 Nov 2014   #68
Max Pen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I'm having issues with 1 user profile to get Recent Places to work as it should.

Please have a look when you got the time Brink:

How to fix recent PLACES for a user account? Ive given up on my own :(
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05 Mar 2016   #69

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CraXJaX View Post
Is there any way for the 'recent items' in start menu to store only certain filetypes?

I want to see the recently opened office documents but not mp3s or videos..
Thanks in advance,
Go to HKCR\Classes\.mp3 and see what the ref is (for me it's MediaMonkey.MP3File)
Go to this folder (in same branch of reg as Classes ^), and try adding an EditFlags DWORD (assuming none exist)....

The bit-flag for FTA_NoRecentDocs is 00100000.

The EASY solution is using Nirsoft's FileTypeMan, go to the offending filetypes, F2 to edit, and check the (3rd last) option "Don't add this file type to 'Recent...'). (NB: attempting the reverse using this method, ie adding or re-adding items to recent docs, like chm for exampple, might not work)
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