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How to Create a "Recent Items" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1


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Recent items is a list of your recently opened files history.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Recent Items shortcut for your account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Recent Items

Name:  Recent_Items_shortcut.jpg
Views: 11018
Size:  24.7 KB

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Recent Items Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION ONE Recent Items Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Download a "Recent Items" Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.

Recent_Items_Shortcut.zip


download

2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the extracted shortcut.

5. If you like, you can Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






Recent Items Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Recent Items Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Manually Create a "Recent Items" Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area of your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste either command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)


%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent


Name:  shortcut-1.jpg
Views: 10794
Size:  50.9 KB


3. Type Recent Items for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.

Name:  shortcut-2.jpg
Views: 10850
Size:  38.8 KB

4. If you like, you can Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


That's it,
Shawn