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Recent Items Problem


My 'recent items' are being redirected to my c: drive, so when i click on them they 'can't be found'. Most are in my shared or home drive. Even when 'pinned', the wrong drive is inserted, even though the path is correct when i use it to open the document. Also, 'pinned' items are not removed when i select 'unpin'.

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User Id And Recent Items Erase On Restart

After recent upgrade to windows 7 user id's for all favorites on internet and recent items in office erase at each computer startup or restart even though the retention box is checked to retain. Is their some box that needs to be checked or unchecked to retain them. Had no problem in vista, nor xp but only since install of upgrade to windows 7. Using lenovo computer with windows 7. Would appreciate you help to resolve or advise a to how to?

Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Getting "recent Items"

In windows xp, in the dialogue box to open or save a file i had an option on the left hand side called "my recent documents" which showed recently saved files. I can't find anything similar in windows 7. The "recent places" folder doesn't do the same thing as you then have to drill down & find the file, which takes longer . Especially if you can't remember where the file is.

I've managed to get "recent items" onto the start menu, but can't find a way of getting it into the file save & open dialogue.


Posted On: 2010-05-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Getting My Recent Documents

How to get "my recent documents" in windows 7? I need "my recent docs". I purchased win7pro because i assumed it was created with professionals in mind. People who rely on their computer for their lively hood rely on "my recent docs" for a million things. The "recent items" function does not seem able to locate any but the last version. When an earlier version is shown in he jump folder, windows can't find it. I need to know what i did yesterday, last week, and in 2002. Xp does that, (pro and home b. T. W. ). Please tell me there is a setting some place that i just haven't found. Everyone in my field relies heavily on "my recent docs". I can't believe it is gone.

Posted On: 2010-07-07 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Issue Found With Recent Update

(comments about update copied before update was installed) you may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect. Update type: important

Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running microsoft internet explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

My comments: update causes issues with dynamic library. Internet explorer cannot be found or opened. Issues with windows live mail in that when opened it cannot locate . Mui file in the dynamic library in order to execute it. Once the update is removed, everything returns to normal. I discovered that this update is not for my system as i have windows vista home premium 32-bit. How this update got into the updates for my system i'll never know!


Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Recent Hardware Or Software Change Might Be The Cause

I have just installed windows 7 onto a new machine and everything seemed to be working fine until i went to install the latest updates. The updates installed ok however after reboot i got the error message; windows failed to start. "A recent hardware or software change might be the cause". Etc.

I tried to reboot with the installation disc which i used not 20 hours ago but still get the same boot manager error. I tried f8 and and loading last good config. No change. Same with safe mode, command prompt etc. I have disconnected both internal hard drives and still cannot get the machine to boot from the disc.


Posted On: 2010-02-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Only Recent Documents Are Showing Up In Document Libraries

Only recent documents are showing up in the document libraries and in searches. How do i change it back to the way it was? I've been using windows 7 for a few months now. Typically, when i select the documents library, everything in my "my documents" folder is displayed. Last week, only recently viewed documents started showing up there. If i use the drop down option and click on the "my documents" folder, i can again see all of my documents. However, all search utilities i've tried will only show results for documents i've viewed recently. Is there a setting i can adjust to fix this? I have tried removing and re-adding my "my documents" folder to the document library list, but that did not correct the problem. Thanks!

Posted On: 2010-08-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Failed Product Key After Recent Update

A quick idea of what i'm trying to deal with. 6 moths ago i purchased and installed a sealed retail version of windows 7 ultimate, it has only ever been installed on one computer, and has spent the rest of the time hidden away in a chest with all of the other genuine microsoft operating systems i have (lots all of the way back to windows 3. 11 for workgroups). Yesterday the computer had a microsoft update downloaded and installed, since then i have a black background and a warning that i would have one day to activate with another code.

As this is a genuine copy of windows 7 and i can prove that to anyone who cares to ask me to, i would like to know why this has been blocked. I would have contacted microsoft via phone, but unlike the company i work for, that does not appear to be an option. I have installed it again on a second pc to see if it was a virus or other code causing the issue, information from mgadiag;

Diagnostic report (1. 9. 0027. 0):

Windows validation data->validation code: 0
Cached online validation code: n/a, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows product key: *****-*****-yyfpp-kk8w2-7p8mv
Windows product key hash: ri1b8gzrr6bc16t5gulv5gddqhi=
Windows product id: 00426-066-8359172-86287
Windows product id type: 5
Windows license type: retail


Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 15 Replies .

Auto Sync Recent Documents For Office Applications

Is there any way to auto sync the pinned and recent documents for both the office 2007 applications and their taskbar button in windows 7? I find the jump list from the application taskbar button quite useful for me to access the frequently and always used documents.

I know that the office 2007 applications have this kind of jump list as well from the office button.

However, the list pinned and recently used documents in the office 2007 applications did not seem to be the same as the ones available in the jump list from their taskbar button.

Is there anyway to configure the system to automatically synchronize both of the list from the taskbar button as well as the office 2007 applications?


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Failed To Start - Recent Hardware / Software Change Might Be Cause

A few days ago i upgraded my acer aspire 6930z from window a vista to windows 7, the upgrade was successful. After a day, my laptop did a chkdsk on my ci drive, when the process had finished it restarted my computer, it then came up saying: starting windows after a blue screen appeared for a second and my computer restarted. Then a message came up saying: windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1) insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer

2) choose your language settings, and then click next

3) click 'repair your computer'other options

1. Safe mode

2. Safe mode with networking

3. Safe mode with command prompt

4. Last known good configuration

5. Start windows normally i have tried using my computer in safe mode and normal mode but when i turn my computer on, it loads windows and then restarts with the same message. I tried to repair my computer but when i boot from the installation disk, it loads the files and then says: starting windows, after that there is a blank screen with the mouse in the middle. So now i cant use my computer at all and i dont have to go out and buy a new one.


Posted On: 2010-05-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Recent Download Is Stuck On Verifying Web Page

After downloading webfetti for my myspace profile, the box appears that shows the website is being verified, with the green still flashing left to right in the long rectangle box, that it only has 16 seconds left till complete, &that it's being downloaded to my temporary files, & it's been like this til yesterday evening. I am unable to x out, click the cancel box, left click the icon in the bottom left of my screen to close the tab. It won't do anything. I can't even minimize or optimize, & i went into my computer files to try to uninstall it, & i can't find it in my computer & my diagnostics shows no problems. What & how can i close this out & cancel the download, or just close out the whole thing & get it off my screen.

Posted On: 2010-06-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Permanently Remove Program From Start Menu Recent List

How to permanently remove a program from start menu recent list? I would like to know how i can prevent a program from appearing in the list of most recently used programs in the start menu under windows 7 (pro).

For instance, "notepad" is in this list, but i only start it by double-clicking text files, never through the start menu. In this manner, 4 of 10 recent menu entries are shortcuts i'll never use and which take away space for other, more valuable shortcuts. I know that i can remove items manually using the right-click-menu ("remove from list"), but i would really prefer a way to make this permanent. Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-03-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

How To Pin Items?

Quick bar fail and thus need help with pinning to start menu okay, here's my frustration. I got windows 7 on my new pc 3 months ago and the first thing i did was google a guide to get quick bar back in some over complicated way since this function was removed and no new proper function to replace it was introduced (see below). (Quick bar was there and set up however it's bugged and keeps disappearing, even if it's saved to a theme.

This might be related to a bug with language bar. So i'm so sick and tired of having to set up and reset up quick bar, i decided to give the "superbar" a new shot. )So this decision was made 2 hours ago right, and i watched like a million guides and read the howto by windows and everything but it's simply not working, because windows insists on doing it its own way. See, this is exactly what you shouldn't code your os to do if you want something to be intuitive, because frankly to get everything working the way i want it was as counter-intuitive as i ever had a windows. I actually read guides to get the simplest of things done.

I always knew the ins and outs of windows versions up until but excluding vista and i never touched a guide. Nyway, with that rant over (yes, 2 hours), here's my issue. My quick bar always has the following four icons shown:firefox, my documents, my partition disk d, desktop. Now, i want these exact icons to be shown on my bar. Yes, i know there's a desktop button to the far right, but that's the issue, it's to the far right. Not fast enough, not good for carpal tunnel. Furthermore, just hovering over it gets this annoying pointless "view your desktop but you can't even click the shade of a window to go to it" feature.

I could find no shortcut that actually brings me to desktop. Windows+spacebar doesn't do that. The issue is i can pin firefox perfectly fine, but i cannot pin documents or whatever. Furthermore, i obviously lose all the quick access to less used software that would normally be here with quick bar under the arrow (please fix quick bar to be an easily configurable, non bugged feature), but i'm ready to lose time over that by having to access it by typing it all out in the search bar. I cannot add my documents or my disk because it adds it to 1 single icon, namely windows explorer, and i obviously don't wanna click 3 times to get something i want in 1 click. I haven't even tried pinning desktop yet because i can already sense windows will disagree. Please help me to either make quick search stay forever or fix the above issues with this pin thing. Am i missing something?

On a sidenote, if you'd simply just make "pin to startbar" the default for anything dragged to the start menu - even a frigging song -, and then allow people to drag it into a different icon like windows explorer, it would be more configurable, more intuitive like you want your windows to be, and i wouldn't have wasted 2 hours. Thank you so much for your time and effort and my apologies for my anger, but this is such a pointless waste of time to get a functionality back that always was there and always was configured in a matter of 1 minute.


Posted On: 2010-06-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Sorting Taskbar Items

I read that with windows 7, they have added the ability to reorder the open application windows in the taskbar by dragging them. I tried it and found that it drags all the windows of a specific application. I don't group all windows of a specific application so i am finding that the reordering "feature" doesn't do what i had hoped.

For example. Let's say i have 3 different ie windows open to different webpages. If i drag one of them in the taskbar, it doesn't do anything except drag all 3.
Is there a way to drag just one window to reorder it or is the reordering function useless?


Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Add Items To Favorites

Cannot add items to favorites - windows 7 - internet explorer 8, brand new toshiba laptop. One user profile with admin rights. Win7 & ie8, norton system protect, and the other basic stuff, nothing special. In ie8 trying to add items to the favorites, nothing happens, try to organize favorites nothing happens. Disabled norton sp(_ product) and still have same issue. Disabled ie add-ons, same issue. There are no error messages or warning; as seen in vista. Just nothing happens. Ideas, other than reloading with xp pro?

Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Desktop Items Gone After Reboot

So i came home from work, and when i unlocked my computer it was mentioning something about damaged section on one of my 1tb hdd's. Windows 7 asked for reboot, so i accepted. Pc rebooted and a black screen came up and started to repair something. After 5-6 steps done pc rebooted again and log in screen popped up. After that i logged in and pc fully booted i noticed that my desktop items wore missing. Win 7 asked for recovery, so i accepted that, hoping it would solve my problems. After 10 min, and the recovery done i rebooted my pc.

Pc wore fully booted and icons are still missing.
I tried some trouble shooting, and after 2hr's of reading and clicking in win 7 i gave up.

I can't left click on desktop to multiple mark ether.

I cant find anything wrong, and nether can the troubleshooting program.

I have right clicked my desktop > personalize > change desktop items.
They're all marked in the box.
I have tried to end explorer.exe and boot it up again.
I tried to run backup image.

And nothing seems to help me.
Win 7 is installed on a 150 gb 7200 rpm hdd.
It's a clean hdd with only win 7 installed on it.

From my prospective i have to format c: and do a clean install.

I'll add a picture of my desktop.

http://img15. Imageshack. Us/img15/7619/desktopvj.png


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dragged Items Off Screen

I have a program that has a search option within that program. I accidentally dragged the search box off the screen all the way and now i can't see it at all to drag it back. There is no option to restore, resize or maximize the search box. I've tried everything including changing the display resolution and orientation. Alt/tabbing sees the box, but as i stated before there's no way to resize, restore or maximize it to grab it and move it around.

Posted On: 2010-03-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Keep Pinned Items On The Taskbar

I am able to pin to the taskbar. If i "sleep" my computer they will stay. If i restart my computer all the pinned articles to the taskbar will no longer work. Why? I need to reset all of them. How can i keep the pinned items pinned even after i restart my computer?

Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Open Items From Within Search

I note that many, many folks are having difficulty with explorer in windows 7. This is likely related, but i can't find discussion of this specific issue.

Windows 7 pro x64

When i have the search window open (i use ctrl-f to launch it), it erratically but frequently ceases to allow me to open a file or email message from within the search window. This is usually accompanied by the preview pane ceasing to work. This is then usually followed by explorer crashing.

However, all of the above are somewhat inconsistent. They happen on a nearly daily basis, but in different permutations. Restarting will always resolve the issue, but only temporarily. It sometimes returns immediately, sometimes hours later.

I don't see this behavior on my other systems so perhaps it is a third party software issue. But i can't associate this with any obvious third party software interference.

Has anyone experienced and resolved a similar issue?

And, who can recommend a third party search utility that works well with windows 7 and specifically with outlook 2007? I am completely dependent on searching my email archives, previewing and then opening the messages from within the search window/utility.


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Unwanted System Tray Items

I recently used revo uninstaller to uninstall weather watcher, weather watcher live and weather bug. Most everything was removed except for their system tray icons and options from the notification area icon control panel. How can i get rid of all traces of these apps?

I guess i can't attach an image here so, here's a link to a screen shot of what i'm talking about:

http://i103. Photobucket.com/albums/m132/bug67/computer/unwantedsystrayitems.jpg

I had some other stray files that i was able to get rid of with regedit but, i for the life of me can't figure this one out. I hope i have this in the correct place. I'm sure there are files somewhere i need to delete which is why i chose this forum.


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Items In Recycle Bin Invisible

I've got 3 systems running on windows 7 (64-bits), but one of them has a malfunctioning recycle bin. When i delete an item or folder, it does not appear in the bin, while the bin itself has a certain size and appears to be filled somehow. I cannot restore the deleted items either, but i can empty the bin.

I've already tried to delete/hide the recycle bin from the desktop and i've checked its properties several times, but i can't find out how to fix it. This problem was present from the very beginning, even before i had installed other applications.


Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Wildcards, Keywords, Search Items

If i enter track in the search box for folders, it finds 2 files with track. If i enter *track*, it finds 4 files. Why? Are there other search symbols like asterisk? I'm using a book titled ms windows 7 in depth by cowart and knittel. It shows an example of start->search where a 'b' is entered. Every line produced shows some use of "b", but several do not. For example.

Videos(1)
Wildlife

Why wildlife.

Later, a figure showing showing "search results in libraries>" shows a 'b' typed in the search window. Again wildlife shows up. Possibly the same problem above. Further, the figure shows a calendar above the file folder which says "select a date or date range". What's that about?

Somewhere i read w7 allows boolean operators and maybe some search keys like wize: *.txt < 100 mb. Where do i find out more about them?


Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Taskbar Pinned Items Have Disappeared

I recently shutdown my machine and when it came back on and i logged in, all of my pinned taskbar items were gone. I already checked in the pinned folder

(C:usersuserappdataroamingmicroso explorerquick launchuser pinnedtaskbar)

And all of my links are still there but they do not appear on the taskbar. I have tried opening a toolbar on the taskbar but to no avail. I really liked the pinned programs feature in windows 7 and now i can't use them. =( If anyone knows what is going on then please help.


Posted On: 2010-08-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Deleting / Discovering Items Is Very Slow

I have just built a new computer with windows 7 ultimate, and i am having a problem similar to those described in article id: 976972, but i do not have an nvidia usb ehci chipset, i have an intel x58 chipset (asus p6x58d premium motherboard) with one 160gb intel sdd drive, and 2 6gb/s 600gb wd velociraptor drives. All drives are currently on the 3gb/s sata connectors to avoid issues with the marvell sata controller. (Note: the problem also occurs if the velociraptor drives are on the 6gb/s controllers).

If i copy large media files (wmv or tif) from one velociraptor to the next, the files might copy quickly, but when i go to delete them, i get the message that files are being discovered, and that message can last for 30 to 60 seconds. The file delete process can become very, very long. Clearly others are having the same problem. Turning off file indexing had no effect. Nother note: i have acronis true image home installed, which may be causing some issues. Is there a solution to this problem?


Posted On: 2010-06-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Changing Settings Start Menu - All Items Are Gone

I was changing settings in the start menu properties and all the items are now gone. These are the items that were there initially. Not sure what i did but i probably will remove all the items anyway and populate the start menu with my own items. Wondering what i could have done so i won't do it again. 2) in the start menu properties i don't see settings to display internet explorer and windows live mail. Do i really need to search for windows live mail in order to pin it to the star menu?

Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Programmatically Adding Items To Start Menu Does Not Work

Programatically adding items to start menu does not work in windows 7 while the same program works perfectly fine in vista/xp. Is there anything different to be done on win 7 for this to work? Any changes in win 7 that we need to keep in mind?

Posted On: 2009-12-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Missing Menu Items In Control Panel View

I have just done a windows 7 upgrade install on my wife’s hp pavilion dv9725 laptop. I upgraded my sony vaio laptop last year to w7. Both pcs now use w7 professional. If i open e.g.control panel >> personalization - on the vaio i have a line of menu options "file/edit/view/tools/help" just below the back/forward buttons and address bar and above the detail window

On the hp pc there is no line of these menu options!
Why aren't they there?
How can i get them back?


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Favorites Doesn't Display Items In Folder

Every so often, for no reason i can determine, ie8 refuses to display the bookmarks inside one or more - but not all - of the folders under favorites. Usually it is a folder i have recently selected a bookmark from, but not always. To fix this, i need to log out of ie8 completely and then reopen it. I can also double-click on the folder name under favorites, which will open a display box and i can select the bookmark i want from there. Any idea what causes this problem and how to remedy it?

Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bsod When Opening System Items, Device Manager, Msconfig

I am encountering bsod errors when trying to open any item on the "system" control panel menu, the device manager, and when trying to open msconfig (among others). The following is a description of events leading up to the bsod errors:

1. I decide to upgrade to windows 7 pro from xp. My xp system has worked flawlessly for years. All hardware is working normally and is compatible with windows 7.

2. Windows 7 is installed on a freshly reformatted drive. Drivers and software are installed. All windows updates are applied. Everything is working perfectly and i can freely open device manager, any item in "system, " and msconfig etc. I have not attempted any 'tinkering' yet.

3. First bsod. I decide to edit pagefile.sys by turning off windows control and setting it to a custom size of 4096mb-4096mb. Windows immediately bsods. I restart and find that i can't access any of the windows system tools listed above and decide to reformat and start over (it was a new install and i had nothing to lose).

4. Windows 7 is installed as per step 3. I give pagefile.sys a wide berth and let windows handle it. I decide to perform some maintenance by disabling extraneous programs loading at startup using the program regseeker. I only disable unimportant things like adobe updating tools and the games platform steam etc. I open msconfig to confirm that the disabled startup programs have been disabled. Immediate bsod follows. I restart and find that opening "system" items, msconfig, and device manager all cause immediate bsod. In fact, i can't even right-click on my computer and select "manage" without causing a bsod.

All i can do at the moment is browse the internet and use other simple productivity programs. I can no longer 'tinker' without risking a bsod. I have tried using system restore to various earlier points. None work - i still experience the same symptoms. I have run memory tests on my memory.

I have not tried reseting my hardware because there is no reason to suspect they that have come loose (xp worked for years). I have not tried uninstalling and reinstalling hardware drivers, as i hope for someone to interpret my minidumps for me so that i can troubleshoot intelligently. I can provide said minidumps via the preferred method of anyone who can help.


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Search Result, Email Items Won't Open

In trying to use the windows 7 desktop search i'm finding that certain results will not open. A recent search resulted in documents, folders and emails in the 'search result' display. The documents and folders would 'open' when i double click them however any email item will not open when i double click. There is also an option to right-click and select open from the context menu but still the selected email will not open. Any suggestions on why the search result will not open email items?

Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .