pinned items with the shortcuts in it backup RRS feed

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  • In Windows 7 the pinned items for a user can be backupped. But that are only the shortcuts. Is it possible to backup the shortcuts but also the documents that are attached to it to another user account?

    For example Microsoft Excel and Word, i have a lot of documents attached to it so rightclick and open that document. When i backup the pinned items (files and registry) that documents are not backedup? is there a way to do that?


    Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:09 AM


  • Hi freddie,

    Based on my knowledge, there is no Windows built-in feature to achieve what you want. You can only back up the shortcuts of the programs. It is by design.

    Windows Backup won't back up the following items:

    a. Program files (files that define themselves as part of a program in the registry when the program is installed).
    b. Files stored on hard disks that are formatted using the FAT file system.
    c. Files that are in the Recycle Bin.
    d. Temporary files on drives smaller than 1 GB.

    As you know, recent documents for Windows 7 is located under here:


    Hope it helps.


    Blair Deng

    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, February 14, 2014 3:06 AM