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Recent Programs won't display on Start Menu

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#1
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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Mark L. Ferguson

#2
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.aspx?scid=kb;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
 
D
#3
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.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
> --
> click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web interface.
> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/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
>