Tip of the month
A quick way to find a recent file
If you know that you recently opened a file and want to quickly find that file again you will be able to locate it in the Recent list on the application’s icon.
- Click on the Start button (at the bottom left hand side of the screen).
The Start Menu will be displayed.
- Find the application for the file you wish to open and right click on that icon.
A list of the recent files opened will be displayed.
- Select the file you require and the application will open together with that file.
If you work on this file on a regular basis you can pin the file to the Recent list and it will always be available to open here. When you hover over the file the Pin icon will be displayed, click on this and the file will be permanently pinned to the list. Just click on the Pin again to unpin the file.
Tip – you can also do the same if the application is displayed on the Task Bar.
If you would like more help with using the facilities in Windows that help you find files and applications quickly and easily please refer to my Course of the Month below.