Windows 7 Jump Lists not working

I have been using Windows 7 for quite a while now without problems. I have pinned Word, Excel and other programs to my task bar. I have been able to pin documents to these programs as well. When I right click it pops up the pinned and most recent. Yesterday, Excel decided that it would not do this anymore. I cannot pin anything to the program in the task bar and it does not show history. My word program works fine as well as the other programs I have pinned to the task bar. How do I fix this? It is quite annoying as it takes a few minutes to open Excel files by going through "My Computer."
Thanks for any help.
This doesn't solve the problem.  All other icons show recent documents when I right click on their taskbar icon...


There are several known problems with Excel 2007 and the Jump List component. No fixes have been released yet.

You can still pin items to the Excel Jump List by dragging the file and dropping it on the Excel Taskbar icon.

Hope this helps.

Thank You for using Windows 7

Ronnie Vernon MVP
MVP 1999 - Present
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Last updated February 20, 2020 Views 12,779 Applies to: