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'Recent Items' is empty RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I click on the Start/Recent Items, this is empty (and always has been, I did a clean install of Win 7 64-bit RC on a new PC). Right-click properties reveals the location C:\Users\Phil\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items and this is indeed an empty folder.

    Am I supposed to initiate something so that 'Recent Items' maintains history?
    Friday, May 29, 2009 11:48 PM

Answers

  • Problem solved thanks (well not a problem really, just good ol' fashioned user error).

    On the right-click Start/Properties, you need to check "Store and Display recently opened items...  "
    Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:30 AM

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  • Phil,

    If you right click on Start and choose properties, then click the 'Customize' button (on the Start Menu tab), what are the settings for the bottom 2 listed items (Number of recent...)?

    Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:17 AM
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  • Problem solved thanks (well not a problem really, just good ol' fashioned user error).

    On the right-click Start/Properties, you need to check "Store and Display recently opened items...  "
    Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:30 AM
  • Phil,

    Excellent, glad you found it.

    Saturday, May 30, 2009 2:17 AM
    Answerer