Assuming you run Vista Home, and GPEDIT.MSC is unavailable for Policy
settings, you probably have some Permissions problem in the Recent folder.
If that's it, you would see a recent list in another user profile logon. If
a new profile works, you could try copying the old profile settings to the
811151 - How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile:
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Mark L. Ferguson
"Dave" <dot@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> A while ago I must have done something that stopped recentley accessed
> programs from appearing on the start menu. Since then I have just been
> pinning stuff to the start menu but I've decided it's time to try & fix
> I have made sure the option to show a list of recent programs is checked
> I have tried switching to classic start menu & back
> I have made sure the StartMenuInit registry file is correct
> I have made sure the user policies do not call for the list to be deleted
> ...but none of the programs I access start to appear on the start menu.
> I have google for solutions but there aren't many and they are covered in
> the steps I have already taken.
> If anyone has a solution it would be much appreciated.