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In windows 7 when you pin Excel 2007 to the start menu, it usually has a small arrow which shows your recently opened documents. Mine only shows permanently pinned documents. It used to work until I tried Office 2010 and then uninstalled it. If I open Excel and click on the file menu, I can see all the recently opened documents so they are being recorded somewhere...

Any idea on how to restore it so I can view them on the start menu - Which I always used before?

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See this article:

Fix Windows 7 Jump Lists Missing or Does Not Display Recent Items or Pinned Files

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That would seems like the answer, certainly explains the problem exactly however it did not work for me. –  Michelle Nov 4 '10 at 10:47
    
Can you report what you have seen while following the article, and what are the contents of the AutomaticDestinations folder? –  harrymc Nov 4 '10 at 11:01
    
Comment: Maybe in Windows 7 you are supposed to pin Excel to the task-bar, rather than to the start menu. –  harrymc Nov 4 '10 at 17:57

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