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Missing My Recent Documents List

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Anonymous
September 11, 2005 6:45:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hello All, I cannot get My Recent Documents to show up on my main User Start
Page. I already went in to enable My Recent Documents under Start,
Properties, Start Menu, Customize, etc.

If I create a second user on the same machine, I can get the My Recent
Documents to show up on the Start Page.

Does anyone know what's missing or corrupted? I can't find a difference
that does anything. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
--
Dave B.

More about : missing recent documents list

Anonymous
September 11, 2005 9:46:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Do you have TweakUI?

TweakUI
[+] Explorer

Check this one.
 Allow Recent Documents on Start menu
[[This check box enables the display of “Documents” on the classic start
menu and enables the “List my most recently opened documents” checkbox on
the Start menu customization dialog.]]

Uncheck this one.
 Clear document history on exit
[[This check box will control whether Explorer will clear the recent
documents history, run dialog history and typed-URL history when
you log off]]

Check this one.
 Maintain document history
[[This enables the tracking of recently opened documents on the Start menu
and on the file menu of many applications. (Note that some applications do
not respect this setting). ]]

If XP Pro you can use Group Edit...
Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |
Navigate to >>>
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\

Look at the settings for...
Remove the Documents menu from the Start menu.
Do not keep history of recently opened documents
Clear history of recently opened documents on exit

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:22C43872-38C9-45A9-8211-DB59F1ED91CB@microsoft.com,
Dave B. <DaveB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hello All, I cannot get My Recent Documents to show up on my main User
> Start Page. I already went in to enable My Recent Documents under Start,
> Properties, Start Menu, Customize, etc.
>
> If I create a second user on the same machine, I can get the My Recent
> Documents to show up on the Start Page.
>
> Does anyone know what's missing or corrupted? I can't find a difference
> that does anything. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
> --
> Dave B.
September 12, 2005 2:20:33 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

"Dave B." <DaveB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:22C43872-38C9-45A9-8211-DB59F1ED91CB@microsoft.com...
> Hello All, I cannot get My Recent Documents to show up on my main User
> Start
> Page. I already went in to enable My Recent Documents under Start,
> Properties, Start Menu, Customize, etc.
>
> If I create a second user on the same machine, I can get the My Recent
> Documents to show up on the Start Page.
>
> Does anyone know what's missing or corrupted? I can't find a difference
> that does anything. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
> --
> Dave B.
The folder that holds the icons for recent documents? There should be such
a folder for each user.
Jim
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 8:47:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thanks for the feedback Wesley. I think the problem comes from running an
application inside Counterspy. I think it deleted the ability to have the
Recent Documents.

I'll download TweakUI and follow your instructions. Thanks for the
information!
--
Dave B.


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Do you have TweakUI?
>
> TweakUI
> [+] Explorer
>
> Check this one.
>  Allow Recent Documents on Start menu
> [[This check box enables the display of “Documents” on the classic start
> menu and enables the “List my most recently opened documents” checkbox on
> the Start menu customization dialog.]]
>
> Uncheck this one.
>  Clear document history on exit
> [[This check box will control whether Explorer will clear the recent
> documents history, run dialog history and typed-URL history when
> you log off]]
>
> Check this one.
>  Maintain document history
> [[This enables the tracking of recently opened documents on the Start menu
> and on the file menu of many applications. (Note that some applications do
> not respect this setting). ]]
>
> If XP Pro you can use Group Edit...
> Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |
> Navigate to >>>
> User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\
>
> Look at the settings for...
> Remove the Documents menu from the Start menu.
> Do not keep history of recently opened documents
> Clear history of recently opened documents on exit
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:22C43872-38C9-45A9-8211-DB59F1ED91CB@microsoft.com,
> Dave B. <DaveB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Hello All, I cannot get My Recent Documents to show up on my main User
> > Start Page. I already went in to enable My Recent Documents under Start,
> > Properties, Start Menu, Customize, etc.
> >
> > If I create a second user on the same machine, I can get the My Recent
> > Documents to show up on the Start Page.
> >
> > Does anyone know what's missing or corrupted? I can't find a difference
> > that does anything. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
> > --
> > Dave B.
>
>
!