Photoshop 2015.1: "Open Recent" list does not always show the most recent file

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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi Bob,

What are you seeing when you try to do a File > Open Recent?  Could you post a screenshot?

Thanks,
David
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Same here. The list appears to have a static list of old recent files.

If you drop new files onto Photoshop, or choose File > Open to open a new file, they are not appended to the recent file list (File > Open Recent).
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Bob Klein

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David, i see a list of files opened prior to the update.
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Trevor Morris

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I might have a solution: it appears that clearing the recent list (File > Open Recent > Clear Recent File List) gets things working properly again.
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Paula Seleguim

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For some time only, after a while it breaks again. This cannot be considered a fix.
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Elliott BLOCK

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This does NOT work
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Hmmm....that's odd.  I'm not seeing that here.

Each file I open is added to my recent list.  And I'm running a clean build via the public servers, so the exact same thing you guys are.  I'm wondering if this may be a permissions issue -- for some reason the recent file list has some flag set that's preventing updating.

Trevor, can you confirm that resetting the recent file list fixes everything?
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Trevor's solution appears to work. Thanks Trevor
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Trevor Morris

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I've restarted Photoshop and opened some more files, and all appears to be working fine after resetting the list. All good here.
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Bob Klein

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Trevor's solution appears to work. Thanks Trevor
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Thanks for the feedback.  I'll look into reproducing it and forward this solution to the tech support folks.
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Trevor Morris

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Thanks for your interest/attention, David.
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Official Response
I just got word that someone else has been able to repro the problem internally and we'll be coming out with a fix soon.

Thanks,
David
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Trevor Morris

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Thanks, David!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CC 2015.1 won't save files in recent files.

Since the newest update, sometimes? the program saves and sometimes it WON'T (Or more like not at all i think) the "Recent Files" i've opened, making it annoying to re-fiiiiiiind 'em at their folders..

Is there any way to recover/fix this?
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Chris Cox

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Clear the recent files list, then they'll start accumulating again. But after 100 recent files, it'll stop again.
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ahainen

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Same problem - the November update has been a disaster.
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Paula Seleguim

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This was a problem from long time ago.
I always noticed I could not rely on my recent lists cause it was never updated. But I didn't really cared cause there was no "start page" to help you open the most recent items.
Now I wanna use this new feature, but it doesn't work thanks to a very old bug.
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JoeS

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Same topic here
Maybe this can be merged?
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Taco van der Werf

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CC 2015.1: Open Recent files in the file menu stops updating.

'Clear recent files' solves the problem for a while, but after a few days it stops adding the most recent files again...

(Mac, El Capitan 10.11.1)
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Bruce Thomas

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It happens with Windows 7 OS too so it's not just a Mac problem.
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Paula Seleguim

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Having the same problem. Both recent list in the File menu and the new Start screen doesnt show the recent files properly.
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jacobastevens

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Recent file list not updating correctly.

My list of recent files, both only the file menu, and on the new homescreen, show only files that I opened weeks ago.

Photoshop 2015.1, Mac OSX 10.11.2
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Last used files not actual.

In my photoshop cc 2015.1.1 the last used files on the new start page are not actual. It seems that the list contains only files from the day when the update 2015.1 was installed.

It doesn' t matter whar I do, the List never changes.
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For what it's worth, mine seems to be working after I reset the recent files list.
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Stefano Bianchi

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It's incredible such things are happening with Adobe products. This update just resolved a painful issue on Illustrator were the right click didn't worked for some month. Now this? Seriously thinking to try an alternative software.

Shame on Adobe!!!
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Bob Klein

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Adobe released an update that claims to resolve several issues. I already resolved this by clearing the list, but the update fixed a problem with the liquify tool.
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Michael Delano

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Where do I find that update? I tried clearing it but it started the same issue again. According to my CC program - I don't have any new updates since the last time I did it about a week or so ago.
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Chris Cox

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2015.1.1 solves several serious issues, but not this one.
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Kenneth Lee

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This is a bug. If there is a limit to the number of recently viewed files, the list should always include the X most recent files. At this point it appears to get filled but new files don't force the others off the list.
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I have the same problem but clearing the recent file list does not fix the problem. The next time I open Photoshop CC the same list of old files appears in my recents rather than ACTUAL recent files.
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William Jordan

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David said they would fix it soon 27 days ago. An update has come out since then and the problem is still not fixed!

Of course, the liquify and filter menu bugs were much more troubling, but how hard can it be to fix the recents?
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Chris Cox

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The update before the holidays was just for the most urgent issues. We are still working on fixes for the less urgent issues.
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With the subscription model, we really can now get new fixes out to our customers much faster than in the past.

Unfortunately, that doesn't mean overnight -- fixes still often take a little while to get out to customers.  Just cuz we've resolved a bug here doesn't mean it's available to customers the next day -- we gotta make sure all fixes are stable and don't have unintended consequences!  Then builds needed to be handed off, packaged up, and put on a server.  As a result, there's often a lag of several weeks between when we fix it and when you actually can get the solution.  During a holiday, that lag might be a little larger as most of the company is shut down.

Said another way, please expect to see the fix for this problem in the next update to Photoshop.  By law, I can't be any more precise about when that will be than "soon."

Thanks,
David
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Using PS CS6. Win 10 Pro. Problem happened after upgraded to Win 10 Pro from Win 7 Pro, but don't know if it is related.  When I click on "Clear Recent Files", the opportunity to click on "Open Recent" disappears.  If I then restart PS, the old list comes back.  If I keep PS open new files will go into Recent list.  If I close & reopen PS the old list comes back.  If I change Pref to  0 for history, Recent Files disappears. If I close & reopen PS, I'm back to the 10 old files.  If I set Pref to 30 for history, I then see 30 old files, not the latest ones I had open.  If I close & reopen PS, I'm back to the list of 10 old files!!  When will Adobe fix this??
BTW, if I try to open PS Help Center I get msg, "There was an error launching the default browser.  You may need to re-install the application and the Help component"
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If it worked prior to the update, I suspect something off with user permissions.
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Elliott BLOCK

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Thx for your reponse.  User Permissions in Win 10 Pro or in PS CS6?  How do I change the "user permissions" to get back to functionality?
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