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Where are "Recent Documents"?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rfdjr1@optonline.net, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept? I used to
    religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several times a day for security
    reasons and I can't find anything close to it in Windows 7.
     
  2. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept? I used to
    > religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several times a day for security
    > reasons and I can't find anything close to it in Windows 7.



    Same place as they were in WinXP and Vista. Have you set your Start
    Menu to stored recently opened items? Right-click the Task Bar >
    Properties > Start Menu > Customize > Privacy.

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  3. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, rfdjr1.

    I'm not sure it's what you are looking for, but my Win7 shows "Recent Items"
    on the Start Menu - in the right-hand column.

    You may have this turned off. Right-click on the Start button, then choose
    Properties | Start Menu. Scroll down to "Recent Items" and check the box.

    If you really mean "Recent Documents", then that must be in some
    application, not in the Windows 7 operating system itself. For example, in
    Microsoft Word 2010, the File button menu has a "Recent" caption, which
    expands to "Recent Documents" when clicked.

    If you can be more specific, maybe we can help you find what you need.

    RC
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    wrote in message news:d025361t47atn0nmgndple3jmrp0ndt874@4ax.com...

    Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept? I used to
    religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several times a day for
    security
    reasons and I can't find anything close to it in Windows 7.
     
  4. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 21:24:30 -0600, Bruce Chambers <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t>
    wrote:

    >rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >> Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept? I used to
    >> religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several times a day for security
    >> reasons and I can't find anything close to it in Windows 7.

    >
    >
    > Same place as they were in WinXP and Vista. Have you set your Start
    >Menu to stored recently opened items? Right-click the Task Bar >
    >Properties > Start Menu > Customize > Privacy.


    Thanks. That works fine until I click on Customize and the menu of options opens
    up. Nowhere in the list do I see the word "Privacy".
     
  5. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 5 Jul 2010 21:19:51 -0500, "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote:

    >Hi, rfdjr1.
    >
    >I'm not sure it's what you are looking for, but my Win7 shows "Recent Items"
    >on the Start Menu - in the right-hand column.
    >
    >You may have this turned off. Right-click on the Start button, then choose
    >Properties | Start Menu. Scroll down to "Recent Items" and check the box.
    >
    >If you really mean "Recent Documents", then that must be in some
    >application, not in the Windows 7 operating system itself. For example, in
    >Microsoft Word 2010, the File button menu has a "Recent" caption, which
    >expands to "Recent Documents" when clicked.
    >
    >If you can be more specific, maybe we can help you find what you need.
    >
    >RC


    Thanks. What I'm referring to is in WIndows XP, I;d click on the Start Button
    and when the box ipened up above it, to the right it said "Documents". If I
    clicked on that, it showed all documents, either Word documents, pictures,etc,
    that I'd recently opened. In fact, I had a little executable file as an icon on
    my desktop that I could double-click whenever I wanted to and it would clear out
    that Documents folder. I see nothing like that in Windows 7.
     
  6. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 21:24:30 -0600, Bruce Chambers <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t>
    wrote:

    >rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >> Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept? I used to
    >> religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several times a day for security
    >> reasons and I can't find anything close to it in Windows 7.

    >
    >
    > Same place as they were in WinXP and Vista. Have you set your Start
    >Menu to stored recently opened items? Right-click the Task Bar >
    >Properties > Start Menu > Customize > Privacy.



    Okay, in that list, while I don't see Privacy, I found a box called Recent Items
    which I clicked and I now see it when I open the Start menu. It's over on the
    right,. Now all I have to do is figure out how to delete them all at once. Right
    now it appears I have to delete each one individually. I can't highlight more
    than one at a time, like using Shift when I click. But it;'s a start, Thanks for
    both replies.
     
  7. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 7/5/2010 10:41 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 21:24:30 -0600, Bruce Chambers<bchambers@cable0ne.n3t>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>> Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept? I used to
    >>> religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several times a day for security
    >>> reasons and I can't find anything close to it in Windows 7.

    >>
    >>
    >> Same place as they were in WinXP and Vista. Have you set your Start
    >> Menu to stored recently opened items? Right-click the Task Bar>
    >> Properties> Start Menu> Customize> Privacy.

    >
    > Thanks. That works fine until I click on Customize and the menu of options opens
    > up. Nowhere in the list do I see the word "Privacy".


    It's not in "Customize. It's under "Start Menu", below the Power button
    action...you'll see "Privacy" with two boxes to place ticks in of your
    choice. I have ticks in both.
    HTH
     
  8. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 22:55:40 -0700, Frank <fab@sd.crm> wrote:

    >On 7/5/2010 10:41 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >> On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 21:24:30 -0600, Bruce Chambers<bchambers@cable0ne.n3t>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>>> Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept? I used to
    >>>> religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several times a day for security
    >>>> reasons and I can't find anything close to it in Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Same place as they were in WinXP and Vista. Have you set your Start
    >>> Menu to stored recently opened items? Right-click the Task Bar>
    >>> Properties> Start Menu> Customize> Privacy.

    >>
    >> Thanks. That works fine until I click on Customize and the menu of options opens
    >> up. Nowhere in the list do I see the word "Privacy".

    >
    >It's not in "Customize. It's under "Start Menu", below the Power button
    >action...you'll see "Privacy" with two boxes to place ticks in of your
    >choice. I have ticks in both.
    >HTH


    Beside Home, Professional and Ultimate are there different versions of Windows
    7? I have nothing at all below the Shut Down button when I open the start menu.
    I assume that;s what you mean by the Power button? Otherwise, I don't see a
    Power button either.
     
  9. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:d025361t47atn0nmgndple3jmrp0ndt874@4ax.com...
    > I used to religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several times a
    > day for security
    > reasons


    Eh? SECURITY? WHY?

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  10. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 05 Jul 2010, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote in alt.windows7.general:

    > Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept?
    > I used to religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several
    > times a day for security reasons and I can't find anything close
    > to it in Windows 7.


    In Vista they are in

    C:/Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

    Windows 7 probably uses the same location. They are all shortcuts to
    the documents, not the actual documents themselves.

    In Vista, if you right-click on "Recent Items" you can choose the
    option "Clear Recent Items List". CCleaner can delete them semi-
    automatically. You could write a batch file to do it.
     
  11. Tom Lake

    Tom Lake Flightless Bird


    > Beside Home, Professional and Ultimate are there different versions of
    > Windows
    > 7? I have nothing at all below the Shut Down button when I open the start
    > menu.
    > I assume that;s what you mean by the Power button? Otherwise, I don't see
    > a
    > Power button either.


    Don't open the Start Menu. Right click on the Task Bar.
    Then click properties. Click the Start Menu Tab.
    There will be a Privacy section in the window that
    opens.

    Tom Lake
     
  12. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:d025361t47atn0nmgndple3jmrp0ndt874@4ax.com...
    > Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept? I used
    > to
    > religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several times a day for
    > security
    > reasons and I can't find anything close to it in Windows 7.


    C:/Users\rfdjr1\Recent
     
  13. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 06 Jul 2010 02:47:22 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:

    > Beside Home, Professional and Ultimate are there different versions of Windows
    > 7?




    There is no edition called simply "Home." There are "Home Basic" and
    "Home Premium." There are also Starter and Enterprise.
     
  14. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 6 Jul 2010 07:25:09 +0000 (UTC), Nil wrote:

    > On 05 Jul 2010, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote in alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Where are the documents that were recently opened and viewed kept?
    >> I used to religiously clean that out every day, sometimes several
    >> times a day for security reasons and I can't find anything close
    >> to it in Windows 7.

    >
    > In Vista they are in
    >
    > C:/Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
    >
    > Windows 7 probably uses the same location. They are all shortcuts to
    > the documents, not the actual documents themselves.


    Yes, it's the same in my Vista HP, except "Recent" reads "Recent Items"
    here.

    > In Vista, if you right-click on "Recent Items" you can choose the
    > option "Clear Recent Items List". CCleaner can delete them semi-
    > automatically. You could write a batch file to do it.


    The same in my Vista HP (I didn't know about that!), and that option is
    also present if you right-click "Recent Items" in the start menu...

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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