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Win10 start - right click menus

Why does W10 list recent files twice over in the right click menus from start panel apps: once without the file extension and once with? It's very annoying.

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Sounds like settings or a bug.

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I looked at a new and old install of W10 and it didn't do that. This means your install differs in some way. Menus in most areas can be tailored. Since it's a non fatal issue, I'd move slowly.

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A OneDrive problem?

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Thanks for your post.
I think I may have stumbled upon the explanation. The problem seems to arise for files on OneDrive, that have a double life: one copy on the PC and one in the cloud. When I float my mouse over the entries in the dropdown list I can see the full path and this shows the difference between the cloud and local copies.
Having what is effectively the same file listed twice clutters up a useful feature and shortens the available list of files previously accessed. How can I suppress the listing of the cloud copies?

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Good find.

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Answer from Microsoft?

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Thanks for the suggestion. I've just posted there. Let's hope someone (maybe even Microsoft) has an answer!

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