In Windows XP, there was an entry in the start menu for recently used documents. Windows 7, 8 and 10 have a similar function, which is located at a different location.
In Windows 7 and 8 can be found in Windows Explorer, the left, select “Last visited” in Windows 10 it’s called “Quick Links”. There you will find only folders that were recently opened. The recently used files can be reached as follows:
Open History folder
Tap while holding the Windows key on R. Enter “recent”, and press the Enter key. Then look at the last folder and files that you have opened in a new folder window.
To easily reach this folder in the future, create a shortcut. To do this, drag the little icon of the history folder on the top left of the window while holding down the mouse button on the desktop and release the mouse button. Now press F2, type an appropriate name, such as “Recent Files”, and then press the Enter key.
- Windows 7: Drag the shortcut when the mouse button on the Start button and then on the top of the menu, as soon as it pops up. Release the mouse button when “Pin to Start Menu” appears. By clicking on the new entry you will be able to open the History folder.
- Windows 8 and 8.1: Create a new tile for the shortcut. Click to with the right mouse button on the link and then click on “Start” pin. Now there is in the tile surface a tile for the History folder, and you can move to Windows 8.1, the link from the desktop to the taskbar. In order then to remove the tile again, go to the Windows key to tile surface, click the right mouse button on the tile, and then click “Start” to solve.
- Windows 10: Click with the right mouse button on the link, and then click Pin to“Start”. Now there is a tile in the Start menu for the History folder.