Open Recent menu is blank

For some reason when I opened Scrivener this morning, I was told that I needed to enter a serial number. I re-downloaded it from the App Store and that seemed to fix that problem. Except now, no matter how many documents I open, the Open Recent menu is completely blank.

I don’t know why you were told to enter a serial number, but this advice from AmberV in another thread today may help address the “Open Recent” issue:

“How many items are stored in [this menu] is up to your settings in the Mac’s General System Preference pane, toward the bottom. I’d check to make sure that is set to something greater than none.”