List of Recent Documents not showing up in Task Bar or Start Menu.
My list of Recent Documents is not showing up in either my Task Bar or Start Menu. I have opened Word Options / Advanced, and selected to display 15 recent documents, but they're not showing up. They used to show up, but suddenly not anymore. My Excel
still shows its recent documents, but Word is no longer showing them. Please help. Thanks! :)
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Check the recent document list within word application. If its fine then there might some corruption in the recent items stored in ‘AutomaticDestinations’ folder.
To resolve and fix the issue, follow these steps:
1)Browse to the location mentioned : %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
Note: the folder ‘AutomaticDestinations’ is hidden
2)Delete all the files whose size is 1MB or more.
Note: If you cannot find any file sized 1MB or more then delete all the files. This will eventually remove the Jump Lists’ recent items for all the applications. The recent items on the Jump Lists will be re-added as the program is been used. If you
delete all the files then ensure that the applications are pinned again to the taskbar.
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