Programs Removed from the Most Frequently Used Programs List Can Reappear

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SYMPTOMS

On the Start menu, programs are displayed on the Most Frequently Used programs list according to how often they are used. To remove items from this list, right-click Remove from this list. However, when you run the program again, it may reappear on the Most Frequently Used list.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur because the Most Frequently Used list displays programs based on how often they are used. If you remove a program from the preceding list, the computer resets its usage count to zero. When the program is used again, it gains usage points and it can reappear in the Most Frequently Used list.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about preventing a program from being displayed in the Most Frequently Used list, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
284198 How to Prevent a Program From Being Displayed in the Most Frequently Used Programs List
For additional information about the Start menu, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
279767 Description of the Start Menu in Windows XP

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Article ID: 282462 - Last Review: January 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Advanced Server, Limited Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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