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Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list

Q: Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list

Dear Tenforums users,

Since a few weeks I found myself unable to open any documents (Word, Powerpoint) from the 'Recent files list' in my office applications. Everytime I try to open it, I get the message: "The item you selected is unavailable. It might have been moved, renamed or removed. Do you want to remove it from the list?"
I already tried the automatic repair function but it was in vain so far.

Thank you in advance!

-esmorax

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list

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I upgraded from Office 97 to Office XP; the "recently used file" list on the Options page is grayed out. There is no longer a list of recent files under File on the menu bar. Can this feature be restored/activated?

It has been suggested to configure a system policy but I believe that is a WinXP feature. I am running Win ME.

A:Office Xp Recent File List

Hi PogoTake a look at these Microsoft items."Recently used file list" option is unavailable Configure a System Policy to Control the Recently Used File List in an Office XP Program

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I just installed Office 2003 on my new machine running Windows 7 Home Premium. Because this PC has an SSD, I installed Office on Drive D: with all my other programs.
On my old machine running Windows 7 Home Premium it was installed on the C: drive without any problems.

But now Word and Excel do not retain the Recent Files list after a restart of the PC. It will retain the list while the PC is running, even after closing and reopening the programs.

It is also not remembering the window size, or whether the ruler is on or off.

Any suggestions or workarounds?
Where does Office store the recent files data?

A:Office 2003 won't retain recent files list

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen


....Where does Office store the recent files data?


The ruler setting might be there also.

I can't test on a second drive like you have it :-(

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In Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, the recent documents list is always empty, despite opening/closing various files. The number of documents to display is set to 17 (I set it to 8 but it never saves it...). Is it possible that I had recent documents turned off in Office 2003 and it has affected the setting in 2007 ?
 

A:Office 2007: empty recent files list

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Good morning Bleeping Computer community,
 
I have the strangest thing happening in my Recent Files list on my Windows 10 computer.  Files with a ZERO byte size, NO create date, NO modify date and with name in Chinese characters appear in the Recent Files list.  This is the third time in 2 weeks I have noticed a batch of such files.  Below, I will paste in the file names that appear.  I tried copying the names into Google Translate, but that did not provide anything I understood.
These files do NOT exist if I browse to my desktop.  They are not it the Recycle Bin either.  I have unchecked all the HIDE options for File Explorer.
 
OS: Windows 10 Home
AV: Avast (purchased)
Make: Lenovo
 
What I have done so far:
1) Scan with Avast.  Nothing
2) Scan with Malware Bytes:  A few PUP that I removed.
 
Since those actions, the most recent batch of them appeared.  It seems a few repeat and here are the file names...
 
1) 㩅瑜牯敲瑮灜屴畊汥⁺敖瑮牵⁡湡⁤楍慣⁨潍牯履畊汥⁺敖瑮牵⁡湡⁤楍慣⁨潍牯⹥癡⹩灪g㈀䴰潯敲愮楶樮杰
2) 㩅瑜牯敲瑮灜屴畊汥⁺敖த... Read more

A:Strange files in Recent Files list. Files have Chinese names and zero byte size.

Welcome to BC !
 
Try the programs below to see if they can find what is causing this.
 
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next messag... Read more

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I have searched everywhere on the Internet, including Microsoft Support and Community, for a solution to this problem. I am looking for a way to clear the Recent Places list. I can clear Recent Items. In fact, almost all of the solutions for clearing Recent Places that a search turns up actually clears Items. But nothing does a mass clearing of Places.

I can right-click on the Recent Places icon in my task bar and the right-click on any single place, then delete that. But then the next visited place just scrolls up into view. Nowhere can I find an option for clearing all recent places in the list. I have tried searching for Recent places in the Start Menu, in the Explorer Location Bar and elsewhere, but every option that eventually comes up applies only to Recent Items.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks...

CBinLA

A:Clearing Windows 7 Recent Places list (not Recent Items or Programs)

CCleaner cleans out "Recent Places" (on my PC).

Remember to examine the cleaning options before running it.

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I am trying to find out how to clear the recent file lists in Macromedia Freehand, Fireworks, Dreamweaver...
 

A:recent files list

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Hello,

I am running Office 2003 on Windows 7. My PC is only 6 months old and everything has been running like butter. All of a sudden Office files open slowly when double-clicked from their respective locations (they would normally blink up). If I open Word or Excel and then open the files from there, they open quick. Outlook on the other hand, is just slow to load up...which it wasn't before.

I did a ton of research online and couldn't get a clear fix. My thoughts are:
Anti Virus? (I'm using AVG Free)
Ad-Aware Free? (Ad-Watch live is on...however it was on before)
Windows update or office update?

But obviously I'm here to get your thoughts. It's a pain in the ass when I bought a new PC so it could perform quick, and now spreadsheets and email take 20 seconds or more to open.

Openfaced

A:Office files open slowly (Office 2003 / Windows 7)

I just wanted to add that when I disconnect the PC from the internet, the problem seems to go away?

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Does someone know how to add as pdf file that was downloaded and viewed to the adobe reader recent file list. I tried to ask this question of adobe but Icouldn't sign in and I couldn't find the answer on Google.

A:add pdf file to adobe reader recent file list

Open the file with Adobe PDF Reader. That should add it to the recent list.

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RESULT!
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 6EA5-4BCA

  Directory of c:\FileStructurePrev

2017-01-18  09:23 AM    <DIR>          .
2017-01-18  09:23 AM    <DIR>          ..
2016-10-18  09:38 PM            32032 error messages plus.docx
2002-10-18  02:19 PM               195 filestruc.bat
2002-10-18  02:20 PM         1588209 filestruc.txt
2004-03-07  03:26 AM           275792 FileStrucSize.txt
RESULT! THE FILE SIZE IS UNREADABLE. How do it solve this problem? Thank you.

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Hello,

I just bought PDF Creator Pro a couple of weeks ago. This is a great application. However, how can I delete the recent files list? It just keeps growing. I tried googling for some info but to no avail. Thanks
 

A:Solved: PDF Converter / Recent Files List

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Hi,

Two files in the start menu's recent items list refuse to be deleted! Whenever I try to do so (by either directly clicking on the files themselves, or by right-clicking on the recent items tab and then the clear recent items option), a box turns up which says Windows Explorer has stopped working, and is checking for a solution, and then Explorer restarts.

Any help with this niggling issue extremely appreciated!

Thanks,
Ben

A:Recent Items List - Unremovable Files!

Try clearing all your temp fies with something like CCleaner, and try what it says in Brinks tutorial. You might also run SFC/scannow in case any system files may be corrupted.
Recent Items List - Clear History
System Files - SFC Command

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I'd like to add files to list of recent files opened using line command to make an bat file. Can you relp me? I'd like to add in the list below.

A:What command line I use to add a shortcut to the list of recent files?

You can not do that simply by using a command line. Recent items are added automatically when you open and close them.

The data is contained in :

C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
Regards....Mike Connor

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Using Office Professional 2003.

Everyday I change to The Recent File List Default from 4 to 9 in Word 2003 . I shut down my computer every night and every am I notice the Word has reverted back to the Default.
I have also tried to remove User Option by going to Tools Options etc and no way will it accept my change.

I am using XP Home and I formatted my Hard Drive in December so this is a fairly new install of my Office Professional.
 

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This is code
http://www.paste.lt/paste/99f4e5e9844f3774c6e1113c029bd744

How can i do that

07106 = O:\BREZ\MSKAM\MSKWMF\M156.WMF
08124 = O:\BREZ\MSKAM\MSKWMF\M825.WMF
09210 = O:\BREZ\MSKAM\MSKWMF\M1480.WMF
92446 = O:\BREZ\MSKAM\MSKWMF\M793.WMF

And after i type 07106 in the text box and press buton it opens this file O:\BREZ\MSKAM\MSKWMF\M156.WMF or if i type value wich is not in that list it shows me ERROR ?
 

A:c++ open file from list (windows application)

It's Win32 api, then see on Win32 ng for C code (MS)
 

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I had created a spreadsheet file in MS-Office 2007 with extensio (xls).After few day i formatted my computer and installed xp and then opend the same file using OpenOffice.I saved the changes but forgot to change the extension to xls.So after when i tried to open the file from MS-Office 2007,it tell
"The file you are trying to open is in different form than specified by the file extension.Verify thtat the file is not corrupted and is from trusted source before opening the file.Do you wnat to open the file now?"
And when i click ok...the spread sheet is blank..
then i tried opening with OpenOffice but asks for text imports...but again the spreadsheet is blank...
the size of the file is as before....
Is there any solution..or it need a professionls to get the thing done.
the file is very important for me...so pleas help me get the file...
i will be glad to get the solution...
 

A:cannot open excle file created from MS-Office 2007 but later saved in Open Office

Unless it contained sensitive data, could you post the Calc file here so that we can take a look.
 

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Hello,
Im trying to create a new set of rules for USMT to migrate all the recent document from the entire suit.
Before with Office 2010 i just needed to migrate the following 2 specific registry Keys per product:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\File MRU]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Place MRU]
But now with Office 2013 i have a different registry to migrate which is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\AD_1BCDB7FC5952DB87CA9E016C275527A1DF980877A2742B063EFBFA2FFFE44887\File MRU]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\AD_1BCDB7FC5952DB87CA9E016C275527A1DF980877A2742B063EFBFA2FFFE44887\Place MRU]
I tried to add a rule to copy all the User MRU field which was
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\* [*]
This last thing did not work when i tried to test the migration of this settings from one computer to another.

If somebody could help me with this i would really appreciate.

Thank you

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I know that I've used Open Office in the past to alphabetize a long list of names, but it's been so long I've forgotten how.

It seems I remember clicking an "A-Z" button in order to sort alphabetically; however, I don't see that button now. I feel sure I must be overlooking it somehow.

I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who knows how to alphabetize using Open Office.
 

A:Open Office: how do I alphabetize a list?

You don't say if you are using the word processor, spreadsheet, etc.

However, in wordprocessor if you wish to sort items in a list--- Highlight the list, then goto TOOLS>SORT

There are options there to specify
letchworth
 

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Since I upgraded to IE8,
1)I can no longer open MS office attachments such as .doc or excel in Windows Mail
2) Many images on websites are no longer viewable, just show as a box with a red x. I click on the "compatability" button, but that doesnt work with either.

Any solutions?
I tried unclicking the dont allow attachments button, didnt work.

A:Downloaded IE8, and cannot open MS office file attchments in Windows mail

I work at an large ISP here in the states and we have TONS of problems with IE8, try the knowledge base on Microsoft Corporation of if you can uninstall and revert back to IE7. We have seen IE8 corrupt and force a full OS reinstall, so be careful.

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I was cleaning out my computer and when I went into recent places there was a file in there that I didn't open. There was also a lot of webpages on just one day that were in the history that I didn't go into. Both of these things happened around the same time. Is it possible that I was hacked?

A:Recent Places - files that I didn't open

  
Quote: Originally Posted by confusedwindows


I was cleaning out my computer and when I went into recent places there was a file in there that I didn't open. There was also a lot of webpages on just one day that were in the history that I didn't go into. Both of these things happened around the same time. Is it possible that I was hacked?


Let's try this; is it possible someone you know was using the computer at that time?

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Is there a way to permantley stop an icon of a program show on the recent program list that is in the Start Menu?
 

A:Windows XP Most Recent Program List

Switch to "classic start menu" mode...

...not the answer you were seeking...
 

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When I turned on my computer this AM the update balloon popped up saying there were 8 important updates. I clicked install and at the same time Acrobat Reader popped up with an update. So I installed that at the same time, then rebooted. When my desktop reappeared there was no mention of the recent Windows updates and the Acrobat Reader is v. 9.4.6. I checked and the latest version seems to be v. 10. How can I check to make sure the Windows updates installed? I entered "Windows Updates" in search box and nothing came up RE windows. I just need to know how I can access the list of the latest installed updates. Thanks.

A:List Of Recent Windows Updates

Welcome
Its very easy
View update history in Windows Vista
If you do not have them, they will be sent again.

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When I upgraded to windows 8.1, my recent apps list will be gone when i put my pc into connected standby mode and iut won't recover until i restart my pc or restart explorer.exe.

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Just bought a new laptop with Windows7 64bit installed-my first exposure to Windows7. I had Office 2007 installed on my old Dell 32 bit machine. I had also recently pruchased Office 2010 and installed that on my new machine.

Now, when I try to open those 32bit 2007 files with 64bt 2011, Iget an error message that "no picture file is available", or words to that effect. When I try to "open with", the only option displayed is "Microsoft Office" with an icon that looks like a picture file. When I try to browse to the proper office program(Excel, for example), there are none of teh Office suite programs displayed, only "Microsoft Office".

I can navigate seperately to the proper progran, Excel, etc., and drag the file into the application, and it opens, and all seems to work OK. I "save as" the proper application file, but it still will not open with double-click on the file name.

I have not seen this particular item in the forums and would appreciate very much some help in fixing this issue.

Thanks,

Grubby

A:Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

We have an excellent Window 7 File Association Tutorial here:
Open With - Change Default Program

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i was wondering how to delete the files in the document folder of the start menu. i know there used to be a file you could edit but i'm not sure
 

A:recent document list in Windows 2000

right-click on the toolbar
go to properties
go to the advaced tab
there is a "clear" button to clearn those kinds of things.
 

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So the titles says it all
My recent lists like my recent folders,recent music played and all of those things are getting cleared automatically at random times and this has been happening to me for 1-2 weeks now and i noticed it
i don't know what is causing this to automatically clear my recent items before this use to happen i used CCleaner to clear my recent files and stuff and been using it for months and months now i want to know what is causing this and will really appreciate the help.

Thanks guys!

A:Windows Automatically clears recent list

Hi SparX534, welcome to the Forum.

Have you inadvertently set CCleaner to run whenever the computer starts.

To check that, open CCleaner & select Options & then in Settings make sure the "Run CCleaner when the computer starts" is not ticked.

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When I click on "My Recent Documents" or File, Open in an Office application it takes about a minute to populate. I have cleared the "recent" folder in application data to no avail. Any ideas?

A:Recent Documents and file open very slow to populate

Have you run a defrag anytime recently? The files could just be so fragemented it's taking a long time to compile a list.

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Hey All,

Here is my issue. The Company we consult for has not transitioned all of the way to Office 2007. We have a number of machines that still have Office 2003. Compatibility Pack works on almost all issues.

Current issue is one of our users received a PowerPoint 2003 that has embedded PowerPoint 2007 files. When the user opens the PowerPoint 2007 file Office 2003 shuts down. He has to download the 2007 file to his desktop.

From what I can see this is because the file conversion process shuts down Office 2003 before attempting to open the PowerPoint 2007 file.

Another issue that may be complicating the error is we had to run a Fixit patch from Microsoft that was causing Excel, Word and PowerPoint to be scanned which caused long opening times. I don't remember the KB article for that one at the moment but will find it if I need to.

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

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How can I enable the 'Recently used file list' in Word XP?

I have Office XP Corporate edition. And When I click on 'File' in and of the appz, the 'Recent Files...' option is never in black, so I can't click on it.

In Word, when I click on 'Tools' -> 'Options', and click on the 'General' tab, the 'Recently used file list' check box is always gray so I can't enable it.

Is there anyway to enable it?
 

A:Recently used file list in Office XP

Do you have TweakUI installed? If so, <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q284/8/96.ASP">see here</a> for Microsoft article regarding this.
 

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At work I have Windows 2000 along with Office 2000. If I save a document to disk and take it home, will my home computer with Windows 95 and Office 97 be able to read the document??? If not, how can I change them to RTF files?
 

A:Office 97: Will it open Office 2000 Word files?

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Recently installed Office 2010 (32 bit becuz it was recommended to do so my MS) and now when I send an Office 2007 file to that PC (both PCs are Win 7 64 it) it tries to open the file in Windows Media!!

What the heck am I doing wrong? I'm beginning to think I should not have purchased Office 2010 Pro and stayed with the Office 2007 on all my machines.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

That is weird.
Could you please describe step by step how you are sending the file to another PC.
Also, please provide more details on what type of the file that is. And if you create a similar file on recipient PC, will it be opened in Windows Media as well?

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I now have a new problem, before I managed to open 2007 files by opening Office 2010 and then from inside the application choosing to open a file. The problem I have though is if I just try to open an Office 2007 file then I can't open it, and I can't change the default program to open it.

How do you get Office 2010 to open all the Office 2007 files such as word, excel etc?

A:Can't open Office 2007 files with Office 2010!

please don't cross post

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I am a teacher, and have had my students do some assignments on Open Office using machines that run Edubunu. They have then uploaded their assignments and I want to be able to mark them at home but I have windows based Open Office. Will I be able to open their assignments?

A:Can I open documents created on Open Office on a linux based system using a windows based Open Office?

Yup!
PS
Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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I realize that this is not primarily a Windows7 problem, but it just bothered me to see one program stopping me from setting the file associations for another program. And I need to vent.

I have been running both Libre Office (LO) and Open Office (OO) for months now, not a heavy user, just trying to keep both going while I figure which one I liked best. These apps share file extensions, and are very file compatible, and I had always been able to open the same document in either

Both families of programs pinned to the Start Menu had, for months, contained file history of many documents, some documents showing as history in both app-families, and able to be opened in either LO or OO. Yesterday, I upgraded Open Office. First thing I noticed, the LO apps pinned to the start menu had their document history icons changed to OO icons. Sure enough, these documents, in the history list of a pinned LO app, open in OO. Rats, I think--I guess I will have to re-assign the extensions to LO. . . . No can do! I have never had this happen before, but I now when I use "Open With" on a file with the shared extensions, (.ods, .odt,...) then "Choose Default Programs...", then "browse" to set a new default, the LO app does not stick. So far, I am unable to set the file association to any of the LO apps.

I have occasionally seen software, usually pretty sleazy and undesirable software, that would hijack file associations, would take-over as much of the compute... Read more

A:Libre Office & Open Office file associations

I think the problem here is that Libre Office is a recent fork from Open Office. At one time they were so close that you couldn't have both loaded on the same system.

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I've recently got a new machine and had copied my old PST file over. Whenever I go to open it I get "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Outlook Files\*pst file name*"

I created a test archive and was able to open that one (same location ) just fine.
Is there an add-in/converter tool I need to run in order to be able to open my old PST file?

A:Open an Office 2007 PST file in Office 2010

How to move your personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook

Also, lots of information about transferring PST files here:
Backup and Restore | HowTo-Outlook

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That dropdown list with the suggestions won't appear for me! How do I turn it back on?

For example, when I open Notepad, click File > Open, and then in the File name field, type in the letter "a", none of the suggestions for all of the files beginning with a appear. It's seriously aggravating.

Could someone please help me?

A:File > Open, File name field drop down list won't appear!

if you done any computer cleanup recently then it would have deleted everything. The same goes with some protection and registry cleaner software, they will delete them.

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I'm having an issue with Windows Explorer changing from one library directory to another on the recent folders list. Anytime I open a file in a new folder or library, it replaces the existing folder link with the new library and/or folder, instead of creating a new shortcut to the most recently accessed folder. It used to create a new link in the list every time I accessed a new folder! Now the link actually switches between libraries, when I move from one to another; i.e. I just opened a file from the Pictures library, and then one from the Videos library. The link to the Pictures library is immediately replaced by the one for Videos. It doesn't seem to matter whether or not the link is pinned to the list.

Everything worked fine until yesterday when I switched the connection on my external hard drive from the USB on my Windows 7 desktop to the USB on my Netgear R6300 router, so that I could network my files to another HP desktop and an HP laptop, both of which are running Windows 10, as well as my Kindle Fire. When I changed the physical configuration of the network, obviously my existing links were no longer valid, so I mass deleted all of them so that I could just start over with the new network path. Now, every time I open a file from a new folder or library, I lose the one I accessed earlier. The recent items feature is enabled in the Start Menu tab in Task Bar and Start Menu Properties box. It doesn't seem to affect any of the files/folders I have synced to Google Dri... Read more

A:Windows Explorer changing directories on recent folders list

Welcome to WSF Kimberly21570. First! Fix that blue font.. I can't read it like that. And I bet no one else can either. Once done you'll get more help.

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Hello,

Just wondering if some of you guys can list some of the problems you guys encountered working with Windows/Mac Office files.. Such as PPT, DOC, XLS etc

Im created a excel sheet with problems that users might encounter when opening files on a Mac office that was created on Windows Office..... Or vise versa..

Thanks guys!!
 

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My new laptop has Windows10 pre-installed. It crashed and file explorer won't now show recent files. It seems to be showing recent folders but there are no recent files. Settings/personalisation/start shows "recently opened files" is turned "on" and File Explorer is showing on the Task Bar

A:File Explorer isn't showing recent files

Hi, there may be other consequences if your disk has been affected, or you may be very lucky and a small part of your registry has been corrupted.

A possible solution to your immediate problem is here:
File Explorer Recent Files and Frequent Folders groups are missing - Microsoft Community
- basically, create another user, and copy the relevant part of the registry back to your original user's registry.

I would also recommend you run
chkdsk C: /F
from an elevated command prompt
and also
SFC /scannow

just to check all is (probably) well.

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Here's a very useful method which will help you avoid a great deal of difficulty- strongly recommended and used by most here:

Start using disk imaging. Regularly. Before any major change, and after a big change or a series of smaller changes. System Restore isn't enough.. it can help sometimes, but only if you turn it on (it's off by default.. absurd).

With disk images you
a. Can restore your disk/partition in a defined time (e.g 20 to 40 mins).
b. Have a full backup - can extract files.
c. Can use them to rebuild your system on a new HDD (e.g.)
d. Have peace of mind (most important!)

Get a copy of Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper (both have free options). The first is more geeky and a cut down version of a commercial product - no incremental backup. The 2nd is more straightforward, offering both differential and incremental backups. (You can read about those yourself if unsure).

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This is pretty self-explanatory.Run in Admin does not kick in when launching afile via a Taskbar's pinned app icon, even when the pinned app has been set to 'Run in Admin' mode (under Properties -> Advanced).The same thing happens in the Start Menu -- the app can be set (Properties -> Advanced) to Run in Admin mode, and the file does not launch this way.Why is this a problem? Because if one is supposed to use accounts like MS asks, then running as a standard user after having afile created in an admin account, that user cannot alter the doc in any way -- no saves work. At least this is true for files not on the C partition. The only way W7 permits saves is to run an app in Admin mode.(I've run into this countless times in the span of a few days with Notepad & PSPad.)If the W7 team wants to insist that docs won't automatically run in Admin mode under these conditions (which they should!!!!!!), then at least give users a right-click context menu option to Run as Admin from the recent/pinned items list. Currently there is no such context menu option.Thereby, all recent items / pinned items are rendered a useless feature.....Still loving this OS.a.k.a.

A:Taskbar & Start Menu Bug: App Shortcuts set to Run as Admin don't open pinned/recent files in RaA

You want a non-admin user to run a restricted operation. You can easily set the CMD icon to it's Properties to always 'run as administrator'. You can open any app 'as admin' with it. The non-admin user, however could not approve the dialog to open CMD and run an app.Rating posts helps other users
Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP

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Hello, everyone, I am using the most current preview build of Windows 10. (Loving the Fast Ring.)

I have a question about clearing the Recent Files section of Quick Access, in File Explorer.

I know how to clear and reset the Recent Files list in Quick Access. I right-click on Quick Access, choose Options. In General, I choose Options, and deselect "Show recently used files in Quick Access." Then, I select it again to enable it and start fresh.

I was wondering if there is a way I can write a batch file, macro, or something like that, to automate this process, rather than using all these mouse clicks. Or, does something like that already exist? A freeware app or something, that I haven't found yet as of this writing?

It's not a big deal at all if I can't, or if there isn't such a freeware, but I'm just curious. Thank you! Jd

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I recently had a trojan in my laptop.

I run spywarefighter, Zone alarm, AVG, Antivirguard, Adaware, Spybot and then House call trend micro.

They were all finding trojans and infected cookies all over the place.

After checking out some tech support forums I followed some instructions to have my system clean of spyware.

That meaning, I run AVG, Antivirguard, SpywareBlaster, Spy Sweeper, Adware, Spybot in safe mode with system restore deactivated.

After that I run CClean which seemed to be the one who got rid of Windows Office XP

I restarted the computer in normal mode and everything was working fine, but I got no more windows office package.

When I try to open up Word, I get the installer windows it does not find the instalation even with the CDrom in the computer, I get PR011.MSI not found error and the worse part is that I cannot open any program from the package, Outlook, word, excel etc...

I was thinking about uninstalling Windows Office and reinstalling it again, is that the best option?

Anyway,

Here is my HJT reports

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:14, on 2007-07-03
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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I allowed the recent Windows and MS Office updates to install on my Windows 7 system this past week.
 
After re-booting, the Snipping Tool would no longer work.
 
I backed off all the updates; then reinstalled all but those  three associated with MS Office 2007 security updates and rebooted.
 
The snipping tool was operational again.
 
I have not seen any other indication that others experienced this problem. I have still not re-installed the three updates associated with MS Office 2007 security.
 
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed at this point?
 
Thank you.

A:Recent Windows/Office update

You could just use PrintScreen key to take screenshots and paste them into a graphics program.

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I'm running 64 bit Windows 7.

A little while ago, I decided I did not want things to show up in my recent items list. This was when I was still using Vista.

I found a small registry change online, applied it, and poof, no more items showed up in the "Recent Items" list. Worked like a charm.

This morning I decided, on second thought, it would be useful to be able to reference a list of recent documents.

I have three registry back-ups saved, for October and November 2009. This is the timeframe I think I made this change in. But when I click on the back up registry file, it tries to open the file with notepad.exe and says "The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect."

Should I use regedit.exe to open these files instead? Or does anyone know the specific registry change I can make to get my "Recent Items" to start listing files again?

Third, is there a change I can make so that only certain file types show up in the Recent Items list? I only want Word and Excel file associations to appear, but not any videos. That was the original issue.

Thanks,
Chris
 

A:Solved: How to change registry to save documents in Recent Items List (Windows 7)

Figured it out!

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_TrackDocs and set this REG_DWORD value to 1

This value was initially set to zero (0).

Made that change and poof!

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I'm having a problem opening a text file in Documents that I wrote using Open Office.

It's extension is .wps. I get a message it opens with swriter.exe.

When I try to open the text file, I get a long list of titles, such as: Open Office.org 1.0 Text Document, PSD - Adobe Photshop, etc., but I don't get the text file I wrote.

I recently did Disk Cleanup and Error Checking, so I might have removed a program I needed to click open and read my Open Office text files.

Advice would be appreciated.

 

A:Solved: Can't open Open Office text file

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Hi,

I am wondering if there is any way to sync my recently opened files in Windows 10 File Explorer across multiple PC's running Windows 10 in i.e home network or other methods. Any feedback and ideas is very much appreciated.

Thank you.

A:How to sync recent files in File Explorer on i.e home network

See if this works for you.

OneDrive - Share Files and Folders

John

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