This is a Windows 7 question, but it also applies to Windows 8 if you use any of the start menu replacements.

Basically, when I go to the start menu and go to recent items, it is sorted alphabetically, rather then when I last accessed the file. I tried going directly to the recent items path (%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items) and sorting it by date accessed and still no luck.

Any suggestions?