@RNFolsom, you don't need to know the technical jargon to use Classic Shell. You can safely upgrade from any version to use to version 4.0.4. All your settings will be preserved.
If your Recent Documents folder is empty, the Windows setting for it might be turned off. Right click an empty area of the Taskbar -> go to the Start Menu tab and check "Store and display recently opened items in Jump Lists.".
Please excuse my tardy reply. I have been swamped by other projects.
Thanks for the information that I can install Classic Shell 4.0.4 without first uninstalling 4.0.2.
Thanks also for the Jump Lists fix for my Recent Documents Folder. I had deliberately disabled Jump Lists, because I had never heard of them before getting a new 64-bit Win7sp1 laptop, and I have a habit of not installing stuff for which I don't see a need. I didn't realize that the Recent Documents Folder needed Jump Lists --- after all, it didn't need that in WindowsXP!
Now a question: At the beginning of this thread, in your first post after IVO's opening post, you wrote:
"Full Group Policy support for Classic Shell's settings. Group Policy Administrative Templates (ADMX files) for tweaking all Classic Shell settings are in C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\PolicyDefinitions.zip."
For a 32-bit computer, that statement makes unambiguous sense.
As you know, a 64-bit computer has a C:\Program Files folder for 64-bit software, and a C:\Program Files (x86) folder for 32-bit software, and a 32-bit computer always has only a C:\Program Files folder.
So I am guessing
that PolicyDefinitions.zip always
goes into a C:\Program Files folder, because
Classic Shell always installs as 64-bit software on a 64-bit computer, and as 32-bit software on a 32-bit computer.
Is my guess correct?
R.N. (Roger) Folsom