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Store And Display Recently Opened Items (Turn Recent Items On / Off And Possible Fix)

Written by: Dogar Sahab - Published: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Ll_startproperties 10N 150Pxp2If you want to Turn Recent Items On or Off in Windows 7 or your Recent Items list is not working properly, read this.

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Steps to to Turn Recent Items On

1. Step Right click on the Start Button and click on Properties.

Start Properties

2. Step To turn ON Recent Items check the option “Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar”-> Click OK

Turn ON Recent Items

3. Step To turn Off “Recent Items” uncheck the option “Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar” -> Click OK.

Turn OFF Recent Items

Recent Items Location And Possible Fix

“Recent Items” is the list that contains your recently used files and folders on the right hand side of the Start menu, in Jump Lists. The location of all Recent Items is:

C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items

If you find a folder called “Recent” instead of “Recent Items”, right click on Recent and click Delete OR move it to a safe location.

1. Step Type shell:recent into the search bar on your Start menu:

Shell Recent Items

2. Step Restart your machine, your Recent Items list should be working now

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