Windows 10: After getting PIN from MS - Open Recent docs/workbooks lists old files

Discus and support After getting PIN from MS - Open Recent docs/workbooks lists old files in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Just a couple of days ago I switched from stand alone Win10 using an administrator account (no PIN or password) to a MS PIN. Since then, when I go into... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by rebadurchee, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. After getting PIN from MS - Open Recent docs/workbooks lists old files


    Just a couple of days ago I switched from stand alone Win10 using an administrator account (no PIN or password) to a MS PIN. Since then, when I go into Word or Excel my list of unpinned Recent files shows files I worked on at least one or two years ago. My actual recent files are nowhere to be found. I have no idea what to do about this. Can I rescind my MS account or PIN and go back to where I was? Thank you.

    :)
     
    rebadurchee, Aug 3, 2019
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  2. slozomby Win User

    Recent File List

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file1

    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file2
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file3
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file4
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file5
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file6
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file7
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file8
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Applets\Paint\Recent File List" -name file9
    ...

    you get the idea. ( too lazy to put it in a for loop and test it.

    or just open regedit and remove all the fileX from that key.
     
    slozomby, Aug 3, 2019
    #2
  3. eidairaman1, Aug 3, 2019
    #3
  4. esmorax Win User

    After getting PIN from MS - Open Recent docs/workbooks lists old files

    Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list


    Thanks for the tip! I followed all above steps.

    So far I can open files from the Recent files list when I enter Word itself, however I still am unable to open any documents using the Word icon pinned to the taskbar:

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    esmorax, Aug 3, 2019
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