Windows 7 Remote Desktop – Enable Recent Connection List (Jump List)

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I would like to enable the remote desktop recent connection list. In Windows 7 this is referred to as a "jump list". I seen many Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop icons work. You can right click on the taskbar button and get a recent list of all known connections.

However on my new machine this does not work. How do you enable this feature?

Best Answer

Information from threads on Technet's support forum point to this being a conflict with installed shell extensions. They suggest installing to disable any third-party addons, and then try restarting to see if it gets fixed.

Failing that, you can cut all your data from these paths:

  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations

Then unpin the programs and restart Explorer.