I have some applications pinned to my Taskbar and I use the Jump List to open recent solutions. The Jump List keeps resetting itself, removing both the pinned item and the unpinned.

This seems to be only affecting "document-centric" applications that I have pinned. These show a list of files recently opened by the application and allow you to "pin" the file. The application affected are Visual Studio 2010 and FinalBuilder.

Is there any way I can fix this? Being able to back up and restore the Jump List contents would be useful if I can't stop it happening.


Jump "Frequent" lists are not perfect and can become corrupted.

Navigate to this folder and delete everything in there to start fresh. This will clean out "frequent" items.


You can edit individual items in this folder: you will see a list of files with very long and convoluted names. This is because they are all encoded. Each one represents a list of recent items for a particular jumplist.

It’s impossible to tell which entries go with which jumplists unless you open the file in a text editor and browse through.

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  • Thanks Moab. Your linked article has a link to a little app that lets you create custom jump lists. Just what I needed, many thanks! – Sean Kearon Jun 5 '11 at 18:35
  • Which led me to this article about another Jump List extender tool: nirmaltv.com/2011/05/23/…. I'm using that one for now as it seems more flexible. – Sean Kearon Jun 5 '11 at 19:02
  • You can use Jump List View from Nirsoft nirsoft.net/utils/jump_lists_view.html, it shows the Jump List entries quite nicely – Sebastian Godelet Jul 24 '16 at 10:28

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