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Excel recent files on right-click in windows 7 taskbar not appearing anymore

The list of recent excel files that usually appears on a right-click on the xls icon in the Windows 7 taskbar does not appear anymore. However, it works fine for all other apps including powerpoint and word. how to fix it?

(Office 2003)
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BrdgBldr
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shahzadbuxCommented:
Jump List...that is corrupted in AutomaticDestinations-hidden system folder is the likely problem..

To resolve and fix the issue, follow these steps:

Open Windows Explorer
Type or copy and paste the following into the address bar: %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
Identify files that are comparatively larger in size than the rest of the file, such as files that have file size of 1 MB or more.
Delete the abnormal file. (If you do not want to retain the Jump Lists’ recent items history on all applications, just delete all the automaticDestinations-ms files in the folder.)
 
NOTE: The recent items functionality on Jump Lists will be restored. The recent items on the Jump Lists will be re-added as the program is been used. However, do note that the solution does not restore the previously pinned items. So user will have to pin new items again.
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BrdgBldrAuthor Commented:
thanks. so there is no hint, which of these is the excel one, right?

 scrsht
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shahzadbuxCommented:
Unfortunatley not that im aware, sorry!
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BrdgBldrAuthor Commented:
thank you very much! it works again!
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