I ran ccleaner on a machine and erred in not leaving the recent documents unchecked.
The user really wants them back. It's a win 7 machine with word 2013. I found the folder it seems to keep the recent files for all the office (and other?) apps:
I right click on that to use previous versions, but that tab isn't in properties on that folder...
It's on an server 2012 r2 essentials and is being backed up. So I went in there, burrowed down to that recent folder and recovered the files.
a) even with hidden and system files showing, it doesn't show the files / shortcuts / lnk files in that recent folder. But if you right click on recent items, properties DOES say there's 134 files in there.
b) I restored from the backup to another folder and can see the files then. But can't drag /drop the lnk files into the recent folder.
attrib of the files is just a, not h or s...
Is there any way to get the lnk files into the recent folder other than open each of the items from the other folder to rebuild the list manually?
I did see there's registry entries also for recent office files. So there's files AND registry entries for the same thing? Any thoughts on how to do this?