Right-click on Taskbar icon for Word and popup list is messed up  


  1. Posts : 74
    Win 10-64 Home
       #1

    Right-click on Taskbar icon for Word and popup list is messed up


    Sorry but I cannot think of the name of the popup list that appears when one right-clicks on a taskbar icon but when I do this on my taskbar Word icon there are some titles that have been deleted. I cannot unpin them and now have a bunch of useless/ non existing files on this list that are taking space that I would like to use..None of the other taskbar icons have this problem.

    How can I fix this problem?
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  2. Posts : 30,010
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    If you right click on non-working document, can you remove it from list?
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  3. Posts : 67,320
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    Hello Ron,

    If you're unable to do what Andre posted above, then you could use an option in the tutorial below to clear all recent and frequent items in all jump lists.

    Reset and Clear Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 30,010
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #4

    And, if you don't want to clear all, open Explorer and past this into location bar. Strange, it's written in the tutorials Brink linked to, but it's not in any of later options...

    Code:
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
    You'll see the list of your recent files and folders. Just delete ones that give you problems..
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  5. Posts : 74
    Win 10-64 Home
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Third time typing...Reply then mark as solved!

    I couldn't do as Andre listed as this was part of the problem. I could not unpin or remove the pinned files.

    None of the entries were in my recent files list.

    Option two of Brinks shortcut removed all of my unpinned files but did not remove the pinned files.

    Option one of Brinks shortcut was the cure. It removed everything in the jump lists of my taskbar icons. And as I had copied down all the files I wanted to keep from all the jump lists and where they were located all I had to do was open all the files and pin them. Now all is OK.

    Thanks folks
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  6. Posts : 67,320
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    Great news. I'm glad it was able to help.
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