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For some reason the jumplist showing recent documents on my pc has gone. The link is still pinned to the taskbar but the list shows no documents.

How can I get the jumplist to show recent documents?

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Edit: The recently used list can become too large, or corrupted. Go to the folder at:

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

and delete any suspiciously large files. For example, I deleted a 175kB file, and now Firefox lists recently opened web pages in its jump list.


Right click on the taskbar. In Start Menu > Privacy make sure that Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar is checked:

jump list recent items

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Yeah, they are already checked. Excel, IE etc are all showing their jumplists correctly. –  Steve McCall Feb 9 '10 at 11:22
    
Thanks, the deleting of the large file worked fine! I had one that was nearly 3MB! –  Steve McCall Feb 9 '10 at 14:30
    
Thx a lot, works also when Windows Explorer is missing its Jump List –  Gamlor Jun 3 '10 at 6:27
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