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Windows 7: Increase number of folders remembered in Windows Explorer history?


24 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 beta 7100
 
 
Increase number of folders remembered in Windows Explorer history?

Does anyone know if there's a way to increase the number of folders that Windows Explorer remembers? In both Vista and 7 it seems it's limited to 10 entries. Might there be a registry hack to increase that? ..TS

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24 Nov 2013   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

I'm not sure where exactly your referring to I'm assuming the Start menu list ?
Right click the Start button and click on Properties,

If not please say exactly where your needing more items listed,
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24 Nov 2013   #3

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Can't answer the OP's question but this is the entry list referred to, in Explorer:

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24 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 7 beta 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Can't answer the OP's question but this is the entry list referred to, in Explorer:
Yes... Windows Explorer You know, Windows' file manager. In the top left corner where you have the standard Forward and Back icons, just to the right there's a small downward pointing triangle that drops a menu down that shows the last 10 folders you accessed. IE has the same, but you right click anywhere over the Forward and the Backwards icons instead. Firefox keeps 15 items. Here's what I'm referring to:



It lets you skip forwards or backwards to a specific location directly rather than having to sequence through them all one by one. I've never completely understood what the items on the list that drops down from the address menu in the image you posted are supposed to represent Kari.
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24 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

I'm fairly sure that Windows Explorer remember more than 10 locations, but it only displays 10.

Go to the last item in the list and select it.
If there are any more items in the history, the Back button will still light up and the history list will have different entries.
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24 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7 beta 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Go to the last item in the list and select it.
If there are any more items in the history, the Back button will still light up and the history list will have different entries.
Ah... your right lehnerus. Thanks for that. I get about 18 history points after selecting the bottom list item. That's helpful. It'd still be nice though if Windows would display a longer list the 1st time you look backwards. The way it works now seems a bit odd.
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25 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Internet Browser history buttons (Forward and Back) work in a similar fashion.
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25 Nov 2013   #8

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Under Favorites use "Recent places" it will show the highest amount of history in one click,
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25 Nov 2013   #9

Windows 7 beta 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Under Favorites use "Recent places" it will show the highest amount of history in one click.
You're referring to IE. Problem there is, even if you click a few times to get 'Favorites > History > View by order visited today' ... IE is totally incompetent at keeping a reasonable chronological order of URLs visited. That was the primary reason I switched back to Firefox long ago. The folks that developed FF had Netscape working well with respect to that long before MS took over the market and got into trouble with the European Union on how IE was bundled, along with a host of other issues.

But while I can open FF's History window separately and view a pretty good chronological sequence of visited URLs, I'm stuck back with MS's Windows Explorer offering only a paltry 10-18 folders visited in its file system. I have copied the shortcut <user>\appdata\recent to Quick Launch on the taskbar... but I still have to deal with MS's total incompetence at offering an accurate history of files and folders accessed.
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25 Nov 2013   #10

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Not at all,
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