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One Particular File Does Not Display in Start->Documents

by ajlenze / July 1, 2008 3:01 AM PDT

I'm having a very peculiar problem with Microsoft Vista. I have an Excel file named "CD Catalog.xls" in which I store a list of all the audio CDs I own. This file is stored in my Documents folder. I use this file fairly recently, so it would be convenient if I could access it through the Start->Documents menu (I'm using the Classic Start menu), but for some reason this file doesn't show up there. Other files stored in my Documents folder are there, and, if I rename this file (to, for instance, "Alternate CD Catalog.xls"), it shows up.

This may not be a Vista problem, but the reason I suspect Vista is that this is a pretty old file which I migrated to this computer from a computer that ran XP. The XP computer did NOT have this problem.

Thanks for your help,


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Try this test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2008 4:33 AM PDT

Run RECENT and see if that folder lists it.

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Having the same problem.
by Grand-Wazoo / January 16, 2009 12:15 AM PST

I'm having the same problem on my work and home pc with two different files. One file on my work PC and another on my home pc, both files I access allot. This just started happening recently. I've done the registry tweaks to no avail. I'm beginning to think it was one of the Vista Updates in December that is causing this annoying problem. Any help would be appreciated.

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