I have taken over my son's computer, running Windows 98 SE and MS Office 97, and I can't get shortcuts to my recent documents to show in the "Documents" folder on the Start Menu. There is only a shortcut to the whole "My Documents" folder, and below this a greyed-out '(Empty)' message. There is presumably a setting that restores this useful function but I'm blowed if I can find it. Any ideas?
Thanks for the responses. Stuartli's response was no good as it's for Windows XP. Right clicking on Start button in Windows 98 does not bring up a 'properties' item. And I did look first at the MS Help file - it doesn't help.
I tried Peter's advice to reset the recently used documents list, in case that would kick start it, but no good.
The recent documents feature worked fine on my old PC using Windows 95 and the same MS Office 97; it showed Word docs, Excel files, image files etc. Is there a registry entry that might have become corrupted? I have Norton registry editor and don't mind altering an entry - if only I knew where it might be and what to change it to!