For some reason, Excel for Mac (15.33) is not remembering recently used files. How do I fix this?

I'm not using Office 365.

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I decided to pin a document in the File Open dialog:

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after doing so, the Open Recent menu was populated.

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After closing and restarting Excel, the problem reoccurred.


Great news. Fixed in Office 2019 version 16.29.1 (19091700 for Mac.


The problem was fixed years ago, but has returned to all Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2019 version 16.29.0 (19090802) for Mac released yesterday: they only show "File - Open Recent - More" and not any recent item there! Somebody knows how to fix it or is this an Office bug?


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