How to Restore the Recently Changed files shortcut in Windows 7

July 26, 2011 // Tech Help, Web

Looking to restore the shortcut in your explorer window that says “Recently Changed”? I was too. In a nutshell, you must save this code snippet, which creates the Recently Changed file search, and then drag that shortcut to your favorites bar. Here are the instructions:

1. Download the raw version of this code below.

2. Paste the file contents to NotePad

3. Save the file as “Recently” (keep the quotes so it makes that the correct file type)

4. Save the file to C:\Users\{YOUR NAME}\Searches

5. Drag the shortcut to your favorites bar (same place “Recent Places” appears)

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  1. Thank you!!! quick and easy. livesaving for me.

  2. does this reference network locations

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