Use "My Recent Documents" on the Start Menu in Windows XP

The My Recent Documents folder on the Windows XP Start menu is a handy way to re-access files and documents you've used.

If your computer doesn't already show your My Recent Documents, here's how to add it to your Windows XP Start menu:

  1. Right-click the Start button, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Start Menu tab, click Start menu, and then click Customize.
  3. On the Advanced tab, select the "List my most recently opened documents" checkbox.
  4. The next time you click Start, the My Recent Documents folder will be on the Start menu. This folder contains the documents and files you opened recently.

Details and information on how to clear the My Recent Documents menu is available at How To Display, Use, and Clear "My Recent Documents" on the Start Menu in Windows XP.