I do miss the ease of accessing favorites and recent documents.


  1. Posts : 102
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 19045.3031
       #1

    I do miss the ease of accessing favorites and recent documents.


    The quick access and recent items folders (I pinned tiles to start menu) is a screwy work around.
    What they did for Win 10 has the feel of re-doing it from scratch without knowing what went before.

    Is there a 3rd party app that does not totally grab system resources?

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 43,295
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, there are several possibilities. I've posted these before.
    1. Free/shareware (free functionality is good); Listary - does a number of things, including offering favourite/recent and more if you middle click on a f. explorer/File Save/Open dialogue
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    Also available by left clicking tray icon.
    Functions configurable in its settings.

    2. Title bar buttons.
    For frequent and recent folders I only now know of a licensed option: Actual Window Manager or one of its cheaper subsets.
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    The folders etc appear in a drop-down when you click the button.

    3. Qttabar (free) - extension to f. explorer.
    Offers Recent Files, not favourites. (Also tabs in explorer, appearance options and more).
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    The good thing about using one of (1) or (2) is it's common across a whole lot of dialogues- not just f.explorer - but not 100% as 3rd party programs may provide different save as/open dialogues.


    There's also the quick launch toolbar:
    Add or Remove Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 10
    And you can create taskbar toolbars by dragging a folder to the toolbar, hence favourites.

    The Open Shell start menu (free) can also provide access to Recent and Favourites:
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