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    Recent File List greyed out (XP-Home / Office XP)

    Can anyone think of a reason why recent documents that I work on do not show under the "file" drop-down menu and the setting in "Tools>Options" is greyed out. I am not conscious of changing any settings in this area......

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    Re: Recent File List greyed out (XP-Home / Office XP)

    Perhaps somehow your Registry has had a policy set that blocks the MRU list? If you are comfortable looking in the Registry, you could check under this path and see if there are any interesting settings:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Policies Microsoft

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    Re: Recent File List greyed out (XP-Home / Office XP)

    Had the same problem, finally traced it back to TweakUI.
    Under the IE settings, I had turned off the "Add new documents to Documents on Start Menu", and as a result the recent files were not available on any Office application, turning it back on solved the problem.

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