Ziggy09
Contributor
Contributor

Taskbar Pinned Recent Documents List

Jump to solution

Hi All,

I am using Horizon View 7 with AppVolumes and UEM 9.0. The pools are instant clones. I am able to pin Microsoft Word to the taskbar and have it persist on logoff/logon. When a user opens multiple Word or Excel files it will save the recent list of documents. You can view this by right clicking on the pinned Word or Excel icon. However, if you log off, this list is missing.

I have tried to save the following items but they do not work. I added the wildcard since that setting is user specific. Not even sure if that setting works as a wildcard in this scenario.

[IncludeRegistryTrees]

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\AD*\File MRU

[IncludeFolderTrees]

<AppData>\Roaming\Microsoft\Office\Recent

<AppData>\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

Does anyone have any ideas on how to have the recent list of documents persist? I believe it is called a jump list.

1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
alsmk2
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

I had this same issue a few weeks ago. Here's a taskbar config file that saves the MRU lists too:

[IncludeRegistryTrees]

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage2

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\StartMenu2\Programs

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist

[IncludeIndividualRegistryValues]

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\TaskbarSizeMove

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\EnableAutoTray

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2\Settings

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3\Settings

[IncludeFolderTrees]

<AppData>\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

<AppData>\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar

<AppData>\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

<AppData>\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
10 Replies
HartmutEhl
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Sounds like "recent files"?

[IncludeFiles]

<RecentFiles>\*.lnk

<RecentFiles>\AutomaticDestinations\*.automaticDestinations-ms

<RecentFiles>\CustomDestinations\*.customDestinations-MS

or maybe the whole stuff

[IncludeFolderTrees]

<RecentFiles>

hth

0 Kudos
alsmk2
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

I had this same issue a few weeks ago. Here's a taskbar config file that saves the MRU lists too:

[IncludeRegistryTrees]

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage2

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\StartMenu2\Programs

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist

[IncludeIndividualRegistryValues]

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\TaskbarSizeMove

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\EnableAutoTray

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2\Settings

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3\Settings

[IncludeFolderTrees]

<AppData>\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

<AppData>\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar

<AppData>\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

<AppData>\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
Ziggy09
Contributor
Contributor

Thanks for the information, guys. I will try them tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

0 Kudos
Ziggy09
Contributor
Contributor

I don't think the automaticDestinations-ms works for Office 2013. I believe that was in 2010. But I will try the <RecentFiles> option.

Thanks!

0 Kudos
Ziggy09
Contributor
Contributor

Thanks, alsmk2! That did the trick.

How were you able to figure this out? I was trying to use Application Profiler but it wouldnt let me run it on Office applications.

0 Kudos
alsmk2
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

I'm afraid it was just down to a bit of googling around the issue. I came across a blog post about setting it up with a UEM competitor, and just ripped it off from that:

Saving User Pinned items and Jump Lists in AppSense Environment Manager - HTG | Howell Technology Gr...

It is completely annoying not being able to profile an application if a OOB template already exists for it, as to put it bluntly, they are incomplete. I've asked in the past how to do this and was told to "use the app profiler," but nobody could tell me how when it specifically stops you from doing so,

Glad it sorted your issue Smiley Happy

0 Kudos
HartmutEhl
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

afaik:

fb3b0dbfee58fac8.automaticDestinations-ms = Word 2013 Pinned and Recent

9839aec31243a928.automaticDestinations-ms = Excel 2013 Pinned and Recent

00655d2aa12ff6d.automaticDestinations-ms = Powerpoint 2013 Pinned and Recent

List of Jump List IDs - ForensicsWiki

0 Kudos
Ziggy09
Contributor
Contributor

Alsmk2, that is awesome! I should have thought of using a competitor! Agreed about the OOB...I had to capture a plugin for Outlook since the data for it was not saving. I was able to rename Outlook.exe and capture the settings that way. Unfortunately that method did not work for Word or Excel.

0 Kudos
Pim_van_de_Vis
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Good to hear this feedback alsmk2Ziggy09‌ and HartmutEhl

There is a workaround to using the Application Profiler if for some reason the provided templates don't work for you.

You can profile Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. by putting it on the Whitelist for the Application Profiler with this registry key:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Immidio\Application Profiler\2.0\Profiling\Options\WhiteListedApps]

Create a reg_sz with a random name, for instance '1' and make the value the executable name:

"1"="acrord32.exe"

"2"="winword.exe"

"3"="outlook.exe"

I've put it on my to do list to also create a public KB for this.

Kind regards, Pim.

0 Kudos
Ziggy09
Contributor
Contributor

Oh, excellent! Thanks Pim!

0 Kudos