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My Recent Documents disappeared

by pintree3 / March 24, 2004 1:21 AM PST

"My Recent Documents" link on the start menu has disappeared. I formatted my HD. Added all the new updates from Micrsoft, my antivirus, Tweak UI, MS Word and nothing else yet when I went to the start menu and the My Recent Documents wasn't there. I went to the Properties (right-click on taskbar) and it's not there either. As a matter of fact there is no link or short cut or place to activate it anywhere. But it does exist if I place a search for it. How do I get it back?

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Re:My Recent Documents disappeared
by glb613 / March 24, 2004 1:23 AM PST

From the backup copy you made before the format.

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Re:My Recent Documents disappeared
by Dan Sprague / March 24, 2004 11:31 AM PST

right click start, properties, start menu, customize,advanced, check the box for "show my most recent documents", then click okay then apply

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Reopening the same problem
by albecba / August 19, 2006 7:09 PM PDT

Hi all

I have the very same problem.
I have no option to "list my most recently opened documents" from the start menu options.

Any Ideas?


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by albecba / August 20, 2006 10:16 AM PDT

Thanks heaps

I didn't think TweakUI was any good, but it solved this problem and i got to customise a bunch of stuff that i always wanted to change.


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Right click start, go to owner and under My Documents is
by DarCLew2 / August 20, 2006 12:56 AM PDT

a folder listed as Recent and that is My Recent Documents. I usually delete anything in there some you haven't lost anything.It is only a cache of recently things like using CD-ROM, A: drive, putting wordpad on a floppy and that too. If it is missing, right click the one on search, copy and paste it on your desktop, place it on C: and drop it and it will go to that place under My Documents. Darrell Lewis

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