Office 2003 docs show up in Recent but 2007/2010 docs do not (Windows 7)
Posted on 2011-02-16
I have a Windows 7 Dell laptop that has Office Professional 2010 installed as well as Excel 2003 (Professional) The Excel 2003 is necessary to open an antiquated Lotus 1-2-3 file. The problem is that the Recent items list in the start menu seems to only show the excel 2003 docs and will not show excel 2007/2010 docs. I tried opening existing 2010 docs and saving them in the same directory as well as saving them on the local drive, and they still don't show in the Recent Items list. I have looked at the Recent Items folder to see if there were corrupted files there and I don't see anything out of place such as files that are much larger than others. (Internet solution). This is our president's machine, so I don't have a whole lot of screwing around access to it, nor do I have any other Win7 machines to test on, so I need some concrete things to check before I interrupt his workflow. Internet searches have turned up a lot of answers regarding the Recent lists within specific Office apps, but this doesn't help my issue.