When Word and Windows stop talking

Kathleen AtkinsBy Kathleen Atkins

You can lose some cooperation between Word and Windows — and other conveniences, too — if you overzealously remove files from your computer or use the wrong cleaning product.

Lounge member hmbterry reports that he “used one of those cleaner programs” and lost his list of pinned and recent documents that used to be available to him through the Windows 7 Startmenu. He wants his very useful list back.

Fellow Lounge members offer leads in the search for this lost functionality. Find out what they suggest. More»

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions to which you might be able to provide responses:

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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.