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    Recently opened list (2000)

    Excel remembers the most recent 9 documents opened UNLESS I reboot the PC. Then the list is blank. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Recently opened list (2000)

    The list of recently used files is stored in the Windows Registry. Are you logged on to Windows as a user that can't save registry settings permanently (Guest for instance)? If you are on a network, the network administrator may have enforced a policy that prevents you from storing the values permanently.

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    Re: Recently opened list (2000)

    This disappearance of most recent items occurs only in Excel not Word. Could it still be a registry/permission issue?

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    Re: Recently opened list (2000)

    It seems unlikely, but I don't know enough about policies to be sure. I hope someone else will be able to help you better.

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    Re: Recently opened list (2000)

    Many thanks for your quick response. At least now I know about the registry connection.
    I have discovered that the issue is profile-specific, not NT workstation-specific. If I log in and open files in Excel and Word and reboot and re-login, my recent files are retained in the lists.

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