I've begun to have an issue with the Jump list for Windows Explorer (Windows 7). What happens is that when i gesture click, or right click on the explorer icon the first time after rebooting the initial menu (Windows Explorer, Unpin) and the Jump List with my pinned folders and frequent folders works fine.

Any subsequent attempt will open the initial menu, but the jump list will experience a long delay (10-20 seconds) before the pinned and frequent folders will pop up.

Initially my frequent folders would grab a networked drive which I thought might be the cause. I have removed that from the list and there is still no change.

I really enjoy being able to quickly hit directories i use often and this is quite frustrating. Any help would be extremely appreciated.


You can reset your Explorer jumplist, which will probably have the side-effect of speeding up its access, even if it does mean you have to recreate it. To reset it, go to the folder:


and delete this file:


That file corresponds to Explorer's jump list; deleting other files in the folder will clear other programs' jump lists. The changes should take effect immediately. If not, restart your PC.

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