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My Remote Desktop icon is pinned to the Start menu and I had 20 or 30 machine names pinned to it. Sometime in the last week the list disappeared. Anyone know if they can be recovered anywhere?

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Were the individual machine names actually "Pinned" to the Start menu, or were they in the Remote Desktop Connection "Recent" list fly-out (the list you get when you click the arrow on a pinned RDP shortcut)? What have you tried already? Where are you getting stuck? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 18 '12 at 4:02

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If you are referring to the "Recent" list fly-out for a pinned Start Menu shortcut, they are "automatic destinations" (more info from MS here).

They are stored in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations.

And have not-so-helpful names like 1b4dd67f29cb1962.automaticDestinations-ms.

If yours went missing, you may be able to recover the files in that folder by using undelete or recovery software. There's plenty out there to choose from and try.

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Awesome - thanks! –  TimeTrap Aug 24 '12 at 18:07

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