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With Windows XP, what files go to "RECENT"? How long do they stay there? Where do they go afterwards?

Asked by Mr_M (7621points) August 23rd, 2008
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joeysefika's avatar

every file you’ve ever opened goes into recent. If you go into start -> recent, thats just your most recent. But if you went my computer -> C -> documents and settings -> user -> recent (i thinks they’re the paths I’m on mac right now) you can see a shortcut to every file you’ve opened. If you delete this folder it gets rid of them.

tWrex's avatar

joey is correct. You have to type in the address in the path bar. As far as how long they stay, depends upon how many things you open. I believe that the recent items has a maximum capacity of 15 items, so after you’re 16th that first one goes out the window. Where it goes… That’s a bit fuzzy although I would imagine that it just gets deleted out of the cache (more specifically you’re recent folder) and goes the way of everything else in windows: deleted… but not. =) HTH.

ps If you want to increase the amount of items on the list use this link

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