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Recent places and jump lists resetting

  1. #1


    England
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 x64

    Recent places and jump lists resetting


    Hello

    Recently, when right clicking on the explorer icon in my task bar I noticed that all of my pinned folders and recent places had disappeared. I looked in my recent places folder and found that that was empty.

    I also realized that other programs had lost their extra jump list options, for example Skype, which when right clicked should give the option to quit Skype, but instead only had the basic 'close window' and 'unpin' options.
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    The Skype jump list reappears once I restart Skype, however the explorer jump list is still missing when I restart my PC or explorer.exe

    I have tried deleting the files in C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations.
    Then when I restart explorer.exe and pin things to my explorer task bar icon, everything is fine...

    Until a little while later (for reasons I cannot explain) the jump lists disappear, even though their files in \AutomaticDestinations still exist!

    This is really bugging me, as I often use jump lists to quickly navigate to different areas on my PC. If anyone could shed some light on the problem for me, that would be great!

    ps: If the above explanation was a bit confusing, please tell me and I'll try to rephrase it and explain it better

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  2. #2


    England
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    All I can see is the blank image symbol
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


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    Sorry bout that!
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  4. #4


    England
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
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    Sorry bout that!
    That's Fine!
    These are my jump lists settings:
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    I have tried disabling everything and then enabling everything, but to no avail...
    Thanks for your help though!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Only other thing I can think of is that you may be running a cleaner automatically that clears your jump lists!?
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  6. #6


    England
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Only other thing I can think of is that you may be running a cleaner automatically that clears your jump lists!?
    Wow - Your right!
    According to cloud system booster, the recent places folder is junk!
    Thanks!!!
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