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Unable to add documents to My Recent Documents

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gary V, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Gary V

    Gary V Flightless Bird

    Hello,
    Any suggestions as to how to fix "My Recent Documents"? No new documents add
    to the folder and it remains persistently empty. I get an "Access denied"
    message when attempting to go to customizing the Start menu advanced tab.
     
  2. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    Are you Right-Clicking on the Start Button and then selecting Properties
    from the list?

    If you select Properties then You need to select Customize from Start
    Menu Tab. Then from Advanced Tab you should ensure there is a TICK next
    to "List my Most Recently Opened Documents".

    hth


    Gary V wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    > Any suggestions as to how to fix "My Recent Documents"? No new documents add
    > to the folder and it remains persistently empty. I get an "Access denied"
    > message when attempting to go to customizing the Start menu advanced tab.
     
  3. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    Have you changed the name of the User?
    If the computer was setup with a user "Owner" as done by a number of pre-loaded systems, and the
    name is changed to "Gary", then you lose the 'my recent documents' feature.

    "Gary V" <Gary V@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:186F8DAD-F696-4A2A-B8A3-35B0FD9E775F@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    > Any suggestions as to how to fix "My Recent Documents"? No new documents add
    > to the folder and it remains persistently empty. I get an "Access denied"
    > message when attempting to go to customizing the Start menu advanced tab.
     
  4. Gary V

    Gary V Flightless Bird

    Yes, that has all been done. Inb fact, I have tried unticking, applying and
    re-ticking to see if it changes the state of the folder. When I go to the
    hidden folder in Documents and Setttings under my user name, I am denied
    acess to the folder but can see no way of re-enabling acccess. Perhpas if I
    tried it in safe mode?
    Thanks

    "LD55ZRA" wrote:

    > Are you Right-Clicking on the Start Button and then selecting Properties
    > from the list?
    >
    > If you select Properties then You need to select Customize from Start
    > Menu Tab. Then from Advanced Tab you should ensure there is a TICK next
    > to "List my Most Recently Opened Documents".
    >
    > hth
    >
    >
    > Gary V wrote:
    > >
    > > Hello,
    > > Any suggestions as to how to fix "My Recent Documents"? No new documents add
    > > to the folder and it remains persistently empty. I get an "Access denied"
    > > message when attempting to go to customizing the Start menu advanced tab.

    > .
    >
     
  5. Gary V

    Gary V Flightless Bird

    No, I have been using the computer in XP fashion (it was downgraded from
    Vista) for 6 months without any such problem and then spontaneously this
    problem seemed to occur without a User name change.

    "Richard in AZ" wrote:

    > Have you changed the name of the User?
    > If the computer was setup with a user "Owner" as done by a number of pre-loaded systems, and the
    > name is changed to "Gary", then you lose the 'my recent documents' feature.
    >
    > "Gary V" <Gary V@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:186F8DAD-F696-4A2A-B8A3-35B0FD9E775F@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello,
    > > Any suggestions as to how to fix "My Recent Documents"? No new documents add
    > > to the folder and it remains persistently empty. I get an "Access denied"
    > > message when attempting to go to customizing the Start menu advanced tab.

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Gary V wrote:
    > Hello,
    > Any suggestions as to how to fix "My Recent Documents"? No new documents add
    > to the folder and it remains persistently empty. I get an "Access denied"
    > message when attempting to go to customizing the Start menu advanced tab.


    Go here, click "P" and scroll down to the "Permission Denied" area.
    That might help set the permissions and fix the other problem too.

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

    And here's a MSKB search on the subject:

    http://support.microsoft.com/search...log=LCID=1033&1033comm=1&ast=25&ast=28&res=20

    --
    Joe =o)
     

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