Empty Recently Used Programs Section of Start Menu


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Guest

Hi,

I just recently reinstalled XP Pro and noticed that all my frequently used
programs are missing from the Start Menu. I still have the two "pinned"
items above the blank area. I tryed searching for solutions on the net and
made registry tweaks but nothing works.

Does anyone have a few suggestions? I use that function a lot and didn't
realize how much I missed it.

Thanks so much.

Roestuff
 
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Wesley Vogel

The folder is missing or the folder is empty?

Start Menu Most Frequently Used programs (MFU) list is empty
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/startmfu.htm

If you have TweakUI...
TweakUI
[+] Explorer
Clear document history on exit
[[This check-box will control whether Explorer will clear the recent
documents history, run dialog history and typed-URL history when you log
off. This is a per-user setting.]]

Maintain document history
[[This enables the tracking of recently opened documents on the Start menu
and on the file menu of many applications. (note that some applications do
not respect this setting). This is a per-user setting.]]

If XP Pro, you can use the Group Policy editor.
Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |

Navigate to >>>
User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Start Menu and Taskbar
Remove frequent programs list from the Start Menu

Or...

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Policies\Explorer
and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Policies\Explorer
Value Name: NoStartMenuMFUprogramsList
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 0 or 1
1 is enabled, no MFU list
0 is disabled, yes MFU list

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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G

Guest

Wes,

Thank you for your fast reply. I tried your last suggestion about modifying
the "NoStartMenuMFUprogramsList " since I tried the other suggestions. It
did not resolve the issue either.

After a little more research, I discovered that McAfee Internet/Antivirus
software has a tendency ro cause thiese types of problems. I am giving up as
I spent too much time on the issue. I can find a way to live without this
functionality.

Thanks again!

Regards,
(e-mail address removed)
 
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Wesley Vogel

McAfee sucks.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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