July 20th, 2004, 03:57 AM
recently opened files
hello guys is there any software that can keep record of recently opened files on any system with their extension such as .mdb, .html, .exe etc.
July 20th, 2004, 06:09 AM
what OS you running? M$ OSes already have that feature.
In WIN98 click on STart>Documents and thats your recent folder. You can also do a search for a folder called "Recent". It is a hidden folder so you will need to check teh "view hidden folders" setting under Folder Options.
July 20th, 2004, 07:44 AM
In Windows Explorer you will probably have to go into the options and UNCHECK the "hide common file extensions" box.
July 20th, 2004, 08:41 AM
there are lots of log application out there for windows, it is not only log what file opened by can log your keystrokes.. for free/trial one, u can google or search at download.com (just a site that pop in my mind rite now). But sometimes with some of the log application, antivirus might detect it as trojan..
tools are great, just don't missuse them
July 20th, 2004, 08:47 AM
G'day, In xp pro, click Start-> Control Panel-> Task Bar and Start Menu-> Start Menu->
Customize-> Advanced-> check the " List my most recently opened documents" box
-> click o.k click apply.....
Your most recently opened docs, will be in the Start Menu.....
Hope this helps.....TidaL.....
July 20th, 2004, 11:26 AM
July 20th, 2004, 11:39 AM
Poppy~.............Black_Death has given you a *nix solution, although I seem to recall from previous conversations that you run Windows?
Anyways, fair play to BD for completing the potential solutions............can be useful for people looking later?
July 20th, 2004, 01:16 PM
Nihil: Black_death gave the windows locations there's nothing *nix about it.
Type in your IE (or start->run) shell:recent or %userprofile%\Recent as a location and you'll see what he means.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
July 20th, 2004, 01:33 PM
Thanks SirDice for the tip. Worked on my xp pro box.....
All info is valuable.
July 20th, 2004, 01:36 PM
Doesn't seem to work with ME? but that could be this particular setup? (that's why I guessed *nix)
Thanks, I will look into it, might explain one or two other "features" I seem to have...........