My Recent Documents

  alba6 16:18 24 Dec 10

Using Windows XP
My Recent Documents on the Start menu shows (empty) and I get no list of recently opened files in Excel or Word.
In Excel & Word under Tools/Options/General the Recently Used Files box is greyed out and unaccessible.
How can I fix this. It used to show 6 files but stopped working some time ago. It is just a nuisance.

  VoG II 16:26 24 Dec 10

You haven't used something like click here have you?

  alba6 16:45 24 Dec 10

Not MRU. I have used Ashampoo Winoptimiser, would that do it?

  sunnystaines 16:50 24 Dec 10

yes it would, unless you exempt the MRU from the cleanup.

  alba6 16:59 24 Dec 10

OK. Any suggestions for getting them back?

  VoG II 17:01 24 Dec 10

They should just build up again.

  alba6 17:04 24 Dec 10

They don't. I can't reset the Recently Used Files box in Excel or Word (Tools/Options/General) as it is greyed out and doesn't allow me to access it.

  sunnystaines 17:51 24 Dec 10

if you open the relevant doc it should auto go back in recent docs.

i tried Ashampoo Winoptimiser about 9 months ago it did indeed speed up the boot up and the pc running but i did not like all the changes it made and was quickly deleted from the pc.

  alba6 18:47 24 Dec 10

Merry Christmas & thanks

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