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Recent Programs won't display on Start Menu

  1. #1


    Dave Guest

    Recent Programs won't display on Start Menu

    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 it.

    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.

    TIA

    Dave


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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Recent Programs won't display on Start Menu

    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
    new one.

    811151 - How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;811151
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    Mark L. Ferguson

    "Dave" <dot@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:u5#feIvzIHA.2208@xxxxxx

    > 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
    > it.
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Dave

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Dave Guest

    Re: Recent Programs won't display on Start Menu

    Vista Business & gpedit.msc is available and was one of the steps I took.
    Turns out I had disabled user tracking in Vista Manager which, amongst other
    things, stopped windows gathering data about what programs I had run so it's
    sorted now.

    Cheers anyway

    Dave

    "Mark L. Ferguson" <MarkLFerguson@xxxxxx> wrote in
    message news:4DDB4E22-4788-49CC-9CCA-F667A3490401@xxxxxx

    > 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 new one.
    >
    > 811151 - How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;811151
    > --
    > click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web interface.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...help_en-us.htm see ''rate a
    > post''
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    >
    > "Dave" <dot@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:u5#feIvzIHA.2208@xxxxxx

    >> 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
    >> it.
    >>
    >> 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.
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> Dave
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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