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Windows 10 no recents, autocomplete

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#1 netaccs


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:58 AM

Hello to all.

Windows 10 Pro X64 1709 16299.309.

I don't have recent items in my windows. For example I run Windows Key+ R and type "cmd" and run the console. Next time when

start to type "cm." there is no "cmd" suggestion. Even when I type "cmd", no suggestion in the drop menu.

Same is with browsers - Chrome and Firefox. I check several settings, but no results.

What and where should I check to enable recents and autocomplete?


Thanks in advance !

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 05:06 AM



Just a guess here, but do you use CCleaner?  By default, it will remove those listings, unless you uncheck those boxes, which I have done.


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#3 netaccs

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:55 AM

No, I don't use ccleaner or another cleaning temp, registry tools. 

The problem is that doesn't remember any of recent/suggestions. No history in cmd, chrome.. somehow "mru recent" 

if that was the correct term is disabled. 

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 08:16 AM



The above article tells you how to turn off recent apps and events. Just do the reverse to turn it back on. (If this is your issue)


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:07 AM

I changed only the two options in local policy. Start menu properties is gray -> https://snag.gy/o9VUM5.jpg

I don't use quick access, no didn't enable "recent in quick" access.

Still got no recents.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 01:20 PM



As far as I know Auto Complete in Windows 10 is not enabled by default.
Here is an easy way to enable auto complete in Windows 10
Part 1.
Type Windows + S keys simultaneously;
In the Search Box enter internet options,
Under Best Match Select 'Internet Options Control panel',
From the Internet Properties window select the Content tab,
Select Settings in the AutoComplete section;
Tick the categories you wish to apply AutoComplete to,
Click OK
Part 2.
Now select the Advanced Tab on the Internet Properties window
Scroll to find the following 2 entries under the Browsing heading, Tick each entry
1. Use inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog
2. Use inline AutoComplete in the Internet Explorer Address Bar and Open Dialog
Click Apply and OK
Part 3.
For Recent files, folders and items, I  refer you to the following...
Hopefully this helps resolve your issue!
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