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    Default Windows 10 recent items

    Ok, I have Windows 10 and have a very annoying problem!

    On the taskbar, to the left, next to the search box, i had a shortcut for recent items. If i hovered the mouse over the icon (it looked like the file explorer icon) it would bring up a window showing all my recent files and i could navigate to them.

    So, i accidentally deleted this and cannot get i back. Recent items still appears in my Quick access menu but i cannot create a shortcut in the task bar to get it back to how it was before, can anyone help???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
    thanks for that, no help though. So, the recent files does appear in Quick access. I had a shortcut on the task bar, i could hover the mouse over it and a pop-up window would appear with my recents, its this thing i have deleted and i cant pin it back on the task bar

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    Default Re: Windows 10 recent items

    Make a Desktop Shortcut to the Recent Items Folder

    Right-click on the desktop.
    In the Context Menu, choose New.
    Select Shortcut.
    In the box, “type the location of the item”, enter %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\
    Click Next.
    Name the shortcut Recent Items or a different name if desired.
    Click Finish.

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    Default Re: Windows 10 recent items

    i did this already and have a shortcut on the desktop which works fine, however i cant drag this onto the taskbar. The person whos computer it is wants it back on the task bar (which lists the recents in a pop-up windowwhen the mouse is hovered over it), rather than a shortcut on the desktop

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    Default Re: Windows 10 recent items

    Go to google, type in "windows 10 send shortcut to taskbar"

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    Default Re: Windows 10 recent items

    put this shortcut on your desktop as I have..... " %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\ "

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    Default Re: Windows 10 recent items

    Are you meaning Recent Items or Jump Lists ?

    Have a read recent-items-frequent-places-windows-10-a.html

    This may also be of interest remove-quick-access-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

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    Looks like i have got a bit confused (not hard), it is in fact recent files i deleted off the task bar. And yes, it is the jump list that i need back. When i got to quick access the recent files do appear there. I just need that transferred down to the task bar area, with the jump list working

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    Default Re: Windows 10 recent items

    What happens when you right click the "quick access". You should get a drop down menu, select "pin to taskbar". job done.

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