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?
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
And have not-so-helpful names like
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.
Open the Remote Desktop connection dialog. In that drop down you can still find most of the recent connections (if not all) and hereafter manually restore your lost recent items by connecting again. Both host and user name is stored here.
I simply connected to all of them again and this time actually pinned them so I don't rely on the recent connections menu again.
This answer gives additional technical details on where to find the recent connection information from the connection dialog in registry, which may further inspire an automatic approach.