No longer getting list of recent projects with right-click on tray icon

So for some reason I cannot figure out, I am no longer able to access a list of recent projects with a right-click on tray icon. I Had the list, but when I clicked on any link it said it was no longer available (even though the link had the correct location for the file). So I cleared all the links out to start over, and the symptom now is that NO links are displayed - examples below, typical tray icon list (for VST - yes I still use it!) vs. current response from Cubase 11 icon. Any ideas how to fix this, and what caused it?

Cubase 11

Well it has re-appeared, no idea why. Sure there’s a reason…