05 April, 2011

Recent Items in Windows 7 Greyed Out

I recently got a new Windows 7 machine, and when I tried to use Recent Items, there was nothing listed. Worse, when I went to configure it... it was set at 0, it was greyed out and I could make any changes.

As it turns out, there's any easy fix for this.
  1. Go to the Properties dialog: Click Start | Right-click and select Properties
  2. Go to the Start Menu tab
  3. Click the two check boxes within the Privacy section (items and programs)

  4. Click Apply
  5. Click the Customize button
  6. At the bottom of the dialog you can now adjust the number of items to display as well as the recent programs.

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