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Opening Recently Used Documents

Windows Vista makes it easy to find and open recently used files. You can use the Recent Items option on the Start menu, or the Recently Changed folder (New!) in the Navigation pane of an Explorer window. To quickly open a recently used file, click the Start menu, point to Recent Items, and then click the file you want to open. To view recently changed files, open an Explorer window, such as Documents, and then click Recently Changed in the Navigation pane. If you want to open a file, simply double-click it.

Open a Recently Used Documents

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button, and then point to Recent Items.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Click the file you want to open from the submenu.

    The program associated with the file starts and opens the file.

  • yellow_circle_3.gif When you’re done, click the Close button.

Open a Recently Changed File

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button, and then open an Explorer window, such as Username, Documents, Pictures, or Music.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Click the Recently Changed link.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif To open a file, double-click the file icon.

    The program associated with the file starts and opens the file.

  • yellow_circle_4.gif When you’re done, click the Close button.
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