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Windows 7: Recent Documents

02 Feb 2010   #1
herculeorama

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Recent Documents

Where do I find the list of recent documents? In XP all I had to do was right-click on start button->Explore. Then navigate to My Recent Documents and I was able to see the entire list of my recent documents, deleting whichever I was sure I was not going to open soon again. I can't find the similar folder on Windows 7. Can anyone help?

Thanks


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02 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

In 7, right-click on the taskbar and select Properties. Then go to the Start Menu tab, and you should see a couple of check boxes. Select what you want, and they should appear in the Start Menu.

Recent Items - Turn On or Off

and

(check Recent Items)
Start Menu - Customize

Hope this helps,
~JK
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03 Feb 2010   #3
herculeorama

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot. That worked.

But where is this list stored?
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03 Feb 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herculeorama View Post
Thanks a lot. That worked.

But where is this list stored?
I believe it is called Recent Places. You can search for it in the start menu.
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03 Feb 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herculeorama View Post
Thanks a lot. That worked.

But where is this list stored?
Hello Herculeorama,

Recent Items is stored in the hidden system folder Recent Items located at:

Code:
C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items
Hope this helps,
shawn
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03 Feb 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herculeorama View Post
Thanks a lot. That worked.

But where is this list stored?
Hello Herculeorama,

Recent Items is stored in the hidden system folder Recent Items located at:

Code:
C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items
Hope this helps,
shawn
Thanks Shawn. I just learned something.
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04 Feb 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

@Brink
I think that is: %SystemDrive%\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
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04 Feb 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello WindowsStar,

Nope, it's the correct location that I have. If you only see a yellow folder named Recent instead of Recent Items with a icon, then see the NOTE box in the tutorial below on how to fix it.

Recent Items - Turn On or Off

-recent_items.jpg


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04 Feb 2010   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I'd like to extend a thank you to you as well Shawn.Always spent to much time finding them in the past. Fabe
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04 Feb 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Ah, your welcome guys.
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