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To remove the My Recent Documents folder from XP Start Menu, try this: Right-click Start, and then click Properties Click Customize Click the Advanced tab Under Recent documents, uncheck List my most recently opened documents Click OK, and then OK.

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im missing my short cut to my recent documents

Could you tell me What Operating system you have , if its Windows 7, you can
  1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818.jpg, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
  2. Click the Start Menu tab. Under Privacy, select the Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar check box, if it isn't already selected.
  3. Click Customize. In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, scroll through the list of options to find the Recent Itemscheck box, select it, click OK, and then click OK again. (To remove Recent Items from the Start menu, clear the Recent Items check box, click OK, and then click OK again.)


  • To clear the list of items shown in Recent Items, click Start, right-click Recent Items, and then click Clear recent items list.

May 11, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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When I hit the bottom left hand MS Icon to bring up list of programs to launch the list on the right hand black column list my main file areas such as 'Pictures' and used to list 'Documents' but for some reason this entry is now missing how can I restore it? The My Documents folder is on a second hardrive 'E'

Click the start menu button so it opens up the menu where the documents used to be, then right click on the start menu. Click properties a pop up should open up saying taskbar and start menu properties. Click the start menu tab, if your not already on it. Then click the customize button. It should open up another pop up saying customize start menu. Then click use default settings button near the bottom of the pop up or you can click the check box under the documents that says display as a link. After doing all that click ok on the pop up it should close. Then click apply and ok on the other pop up it should then close that. Then click the start button and it should show your documents. If you need more help comment and ill try again. If i helped please leave me a rating.

Jan 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Missing " My Music " folder

In Windows Explorer on the left side pane, under Desktop should be a folder "Documents". Click on "Documents" and in the right side pane will be a listing of all the folders and documents inside the "Documents" folder. This is where "My Music" should be. If it is not there, you can create it.

In the right side pane, on a blank area, right click to get the "Options Menu". Move the mouse down to "New" and left click on it. A second set of menus will appear beside the first set. At the top of this second set is "Folder", click on that. You have now created "New Folder" and it is ready to edit the folder name. Type "My Music" and "New Folder" should become "My Music". If not, click once on "New Folder" click again and you are in edit mode, type in "My Music" and press [Enter]. Now, right click on the "My Music" folder and on the menu selection click "Properties" at the bottom. A window will appear, choose the "Customize" tab and in the top area "What kind of folder do you want?", click the down arrow in the selector box ans choose "Musin (best for audio files and playlists). In the bottom section, "Change Icon" and a window will open with a large selection of Icons. Scroll through them and pick a folder with a music note in it. Then clcik "OK". That window will close. Click "OK" on the remaining window and you 'MY Music" folder is set up.

Jun 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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clear history on my recent documents

Right click the toolbar at the bottom of the screen and go to properties. Click on the "Start Menu" tab then select the customize button. A new window will open at the top click "Advanced". At the bottom of the screen unclick "List my recent opened documents"

Mar 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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