Whether It's a document you've opened, a few Images that you've viewed or watching videos here and there, Windows automatically stores files In a few directories on your computer's hard disk, and displays them as Recent Items. Whilst they can be Instantly viewed In the Start menu & Taskbar, not everything Is accessible In the one location. As such, I will show you how to create a recent Items desktop shortcut that will contain the lot.
Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to. I use Notepad each and everyday and upon right-clicking the Notepad file In the Taskbar, my recent Items are displayed as per the Image below. In other words, these are my most recently-used files.
The same applies when I've accessed the Start menu, and clicked on the right arrow Icon. The recent Items that I've used pertaining to a software named WinRar are displayed.
It's quite evident that the recent Items list Is limited. Moreover, you'd need to navigate to quite a few locations to view those that you're after. To simplify the process, I will demonstrate how to create a recent Items desktop shortcut, that will contain almost everything In the one place. The process Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Navigate to your desktop, right-click on a blank area, and select New > Shortcut as shown below.
Step Two:Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
Then click Next to continue.