Where did my Excel jumplist go?

Monserrat Sanchez July 3, 2011

Windows 7. My Excel jumplist just disappeared. It only shows the options Excel, Unpin from taskbar, close all windows, but frequently and pinned spreadsheets are gone.

I only have access to them through the Office Button on the top left but nothing on my jumplist. However, Word and the rest are working fine, it is only Excel. Does anybody know how to fix it?

  1. Djhfjfjhf
    February 9, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Thanks Ha1 your solution worked perfectly

  2. Tina
    July 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm


    where you able to recover your Excel jumplist? Did the steps ha14 described solve your issue? Please let us know!

  3. Anonymous
    July 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Right click on the taskbar. In Start Menu > Privacy make sure that Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar is checked:

    go to
    YOu may notice one of the file is huge compare to the other. Delete that or just
    delete them all.


    possible in the Set Associations dialog, the program being used for .xlsx is "Microsoft Open XML Converter".

    Right-click on any .xlsx file and choose "Open with," then "Choose
    default program." Click Browse, and browse to c:Program
    FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14Excel.exe. Check the "Always use the
    selected program to open this kind of file" box and click OK. Excel
    2010 will now be set as the default program for .xlsx files.

    So to get things working again for changing the .xlsx program to use MS Excel. (From Set Associations, selecte .xlsx, click Change Program..., click Browse..., navigated to c:program files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice, selecte excel.exe, click Open, click OK.) then change it back to the Microsoft Open XML Converter, and this time Excel is a recommended program and you will recover jump lists.


    - %APPDATA%MicrosoftWindowsRecentAutomaticDestinations
    - Right click on: 1B4DD67F29CB1962.AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS
    - option ""Restore previous versions"

    Jumplist Backup Restore 2.1