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Docs menu

Recently, my PC was hacked so that each time I close any document, its shortcut is not automatically saved in the "recently accessed" Documents menu. And this includes those docs that I had accessed from the shortcut when it was on the menu. IOW, each time I close and save any document, whether I had accessed it from the Documents sub-menu of the Start menu or had otherwise accessed it from the main My Documents folder, its shortcut is neither added to the menu nor does it remain on that menu if it was there earlier.

How can I fix this hack so that the doc shortcuts are either added to the menu or can remain on it?

My OS is WinXP Pro and it runs on NTFS. And if it matters, my Biz Suite is Office XP Pro.



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Download TweakUI from MS

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It Explorer function might be able to get it back for you.

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What's gotten back

In reply to: Download TweakUI from MS

Are you saying that its Explorer function can allow me to re-enable the automatic saving of shortcuts (within the Documents menu) of recently-accessed docs? If so, I'll give it a try with this MS Powertoy.


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In reply to: What's gotten back

allows or simplifies many small customizations of Windows. One of these is to disable/enable the "recent documents" feature.

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Already selected

In reply to: TweakUI

I just looked at that option on TweakUI, and it is already checked. Do you think that it would help to disable the feature and then re-enable it?


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Not could try it

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How about system restore? Is that an option for you or do you think it would bring back something bad?

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Gave it a try

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I recently restored from the startup menu after getting hit with another blue screen crash, but that didn't fix the recent docs problem. But I've since tried unchecking and re-checking the Recent Docs feature with TweakUI, and the problem is now gone.



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(NT) Glad to hear it.

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