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Recent Places showing folders instead of files

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    Recent Places showing folders instead of files

    Hello Guys,

    when I used to go to "recent places" from the favourites menu from file explorer it used to give me a list of the most recently opened files, now it gives me the folder of the file opened instead of the file. I recently upgraded to Win 8.1 from 8 so it might be a change made there.

    e.g if I open a file called text.txt in c:/Spare folder in recent places it used to add text.txt, it now shows the spare folder instead!

    Could someone please have a look at there recent places to see if it's the same.



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    Windows 8 Pro

    Mine is the same way.
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    OK thanks, maybe it's just changed for a reason, Are you running 8.1?
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    Windows 8 Pro

    I run Win 8
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    64-bit Windows 8

    On my system (8.0) Recent Places shows only folders, but there's another place that does show files.

    Create a shortcut to "explorer shell:Recent" and, since it will look the same as File Explorer, change its icon. Then put it on your Desktop, Taskbar, Start Screen, or any place you want.
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    Thanks that did the trick
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    win8.1.1 enterprise

    im using win8.1 and it shows the folder of the file I last visited ,can say how it worked on win8 for me because I never used recent places then or now
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Recent Places showing folders instead of files
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