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Recent Documents Clears Itself Out

By BorgInva ·
I am finally annoyed! START>DOCUMENTS shows my recently used. Fine. But constantly on its own the list shows less and less of what I opened. I have nothing cleaning this folder every minute but it seems every minute or hour or few hours I show less documents in there. Only now and then does it get big like 30+ or so but then it shrinks.
For example, I will open 10-15 docs, but it only shows 12. I keep opening docs, and it shows those new ones, but replaced them with the older ones. It seems to just remove them from this list on its own.
However, in C:\Documents and Settings\TheDAPPER\Recent, they are all there. Counting 103 right now since it was last cleared out on reboot, but in START>DOCUMENTS it only shows 15. Nothing I opened 12h ago. Only the past few hours.
Any ideas why this happens?

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by BorgInva In reply to Recent Documents Clears I ...

At this moment, I have 6 entries since I last posted. Just an FYI.

Oh, and please do not tell me to scan for viruses or spyware or anything of the such.

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by mahnaz In reply to Recent Documents Clears I ...

run start --> run--> regedit add this key on registery.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"MaxRecentDocs"=dword:00000019

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It has not helped. Sorry. I am just going to reopen another issue. No one looks at older issues anymore.

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by BorgInva In reply to Recent Documents Clears I ...

mahnaz, still no help. My recent docs list keeps going down and removing docs I used only hours ago. This is happening on another XP PC of mine and that has NO cleaning utilities running at all. Yes that recent list is clearing out as well.

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by dror In reply to Recent Documents Clears I ...

here is a link:
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/828
and here is more:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm - in this link search for "recent" word until you find the think you looking for and then you can "download" thr registry key that will automatic change the value in your registry -if you want to change thr default value in that reg file edit it... good luck

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by BorgInva In reply to

It has not helped. Sorry. I am just going to reopen another issue. No one looks at older issues anymore.

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by BorgInva In reply to Recent Documents Clears I ...

G, does not matter what number I have in there (currently 30). The problem is that no matter what, START>RECENT keeps loosing its files, even form a few hours ago. The list could be 20 and just by doing nothing, could be down to 8 items in 4h. The actual folder itself is FILLED with links from weeks past. They are just disappearing on their own from START>RECENT.

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