Enabling Recent Items in the Start Menu

By default, the Recent Items option in the Start Menu is disabled in Windows 7. This feature is quite useful and at times helps ends users be more productive. It can be enabled as follows:

  1. Invoke the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window by right clicking on the Start button and selecting Properties
  2. From the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window select Customize
  3. From the Customize Start Menu scroll down and check Recent Items
  4. Press OK twice

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