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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by DKTaber, Jan 24, 2002.

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  1. DKTaber

    DKTaber Thread Starter

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    I've always been bewildered by the way the Recent folder operates. Anything new I create naturally get a shortcut in it, but shortcuts are also created for some files that I edit extensively, while others that I also edit repeatedly don't. I would like to put shortcuts in there for things that I use a lot that don't get there automatically. Manually putting a shortcut there doesn't work; doesn't show up when you click "Documents".

    Is there any way to manually put shortcuts in the Recent folder, and have the show up when you click "Documents"?
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    The short answer is no. I think you want a pop out menu of shortcuts to frequently used files. You can do this:
    Right click on the Start button and choose open. Right click on an empty space in the window and choose New Folder. Name it Fav Shortcuts or something like that.
    That's it. Put any shortcuts you like in there. They will cascade from the start menu.

    EDIT: You might wonder why you can't just move the Recent Folder to the Start Menu. It doesn't work. I tried it.
     
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    I was afraid of that! Thanks for the response, Mosaic!
     
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