22 October, 2016

by Updated on 22 October, 2016 7 comments

4 Ways To Open Recent Files In Windows 10

Windows 10 has removed some useful features of older versions. The recent files sub menu of Start menu is one of such feature.
You can still access that 'Recent Files' with few easy steps.

1. Whenever you open the Windows Explorer with default settings, the lover pane will give access to "Recent files"

2. You can enter this address in Windows Explorer:  C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent 

3. Create a desktop shortcut using this address:  %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\


4. Execute the run command: %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\
or also shell:recent

What other feature you want back in Windows 10?
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  1. Good tip! Also when first opening, I clicked on Date Modified to see most recent at the top of the list.

    1. Yes, that's one is extra advantage.

    2. Thank you Lyn: my recent files did not equal Recent Items until I clicked on Date Modified..... how can I force most recent in shortcut.

  2. I find the recent files list right clicking the resources explorer icon on the task bar (sorry I don't know the exact name in the windows's English version) but you know, is the default yellow one on the taskbar.

  3. Recent Files DOES NOT EQUAL Recent Items..... WRONG