How to find recently opened files and documents in Windows 8

Recently opened files and documents in Windows 8

QUESTION
In Windows 7, the Start Bar shows the most recently used programs and there are shortcuts to the most recent used documents.

I can’t find anything in Windows 8 similar to this. Is there anything which will allow me to see most recent documents that have been viewed?

ANSWER
Windows 8 doesn’t have the Windows 7-style Start menu, but it does maintain lists of recently used items in a similar way.

If you’re using Windows File Explorer, Windows will, by default, add an item to your favourites called “Recent Places”. Clicking on this will show you your most frequently-accessed folders. You can also add a “Recent items” link in your favourites, which will contain your most recently-accessed files.

via How to find recently opened files and documents in Windows 8 – PC Advisor.

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