How to restore Recent Items feature?

I have tried everything, to no avail. I have Recent Items checked in the Customize Start Menu list. Nothing seems to be working. I still can't get back the feature indicated by arrowheads in the attached screen shot. I figure I have to turn to the Windows heavyweights here, as a last resort. I hope someone can help me. Please, someone...Windows 7 Enterprise.
 


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Forget it - I will go elsewhere where people actually know Windows. . :-(
 


Mike

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Stop crying and show some patience.

Its in
C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

You can navigate to this in FIle Explorer. Also: "

  1. Right-click the Start button and choose Properties.
  2. A dialog box should open. If the Start Menu tab isn't already selected, click it.
  3. Click Customise.
  4. Scroll down to the Recent Items check box.
  5. Click the box so a tick appears in it.
  6. Click OK to close the dialog, then click OK again.
That's it - you should now see a Recent option in your Start menu, which you can use to open the documents and files you worked on most recently." - TechDonut
 


Stop crying and show some patience.

Its in
C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

You can navigate to this in FIle Explorer. Also: "

  1. Right-click the Start button and choose Properties.
  2. A dialog box should open. If the Start Menu tab isn't already selected, click it.
  3. Click Customise.
  4. Scroll down to the Recent Items check box.
  5. Click the box so a tick appears in it.
  6. Click OK to close the dialog, then click OK again.
That's it - you should now see a Recent option in your Start menu, which you can use to open the documents and files you worked on most recently." - TechDonut
I will stop crying if you start reading what I said. I said that I had already done that! Thanks, anyway.
 


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