restore mru

Discussion in 'MRU Blaster Forum' started by ski4ever, Jun 21, 2009.

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  1. ski4ever
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    just did a fresh xp install. no programs have mru. i would like to restore having mru in my programs. how can this be accomplished?

    thanks in advance!
  2. Cudni
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    you can't unless you have some kind of backup. they will be freshly created over time as you use various progs
  3. ski4ever
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    what i want to restore is not a list of previously opened files. ms has a solution for that. none of my office 2007 or adobe programs have a list of previously opened files. opening files, closing them, and then checking to see if they're listed yields no list of files. this happened a couple of years ago and it turned out to be a very simple registry edit. unfortunately, i didn't tuck it away for next time. it took a long time to find anything last time and the same is true today. every search i can think of turns up results for wiping out the mru, but nothing to set windows straight to allow programs to create a list of previously opened files.
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  4. Cudni
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    are you using any progs to tweak settings, like tweakui or ccleaner etc? If yes then one of the settings there might be overriding it
  5. ski4ever
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    no, i've not tweaked any settings with tweatui or other program. that said, i did stream my xpsp3 install with nlite, and made several install selections within nlite prior to streaming and resulting install.
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    figured it out. although i'd not used tweakui, nlite has essentially the same controls. see the attached image. i simply checked the "allow recent documents..." and all is well with all programs. i think my error was to read only the first part of the highlighted area if this same text was included in nlite. i don't remember if it is or not. if it was, i didn't realize that the selection would affect program file lists in addition to the start menu. well, i guess when all else fails, read the directions. :)

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  7. Cudni
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    all is well that is restored well ;)
  8. ski4ever
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    it was your question about tweakui that triggered my thinking. so, i thank you for jumping in and participating!
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