What Is The EASIEST & FASTEST Means Or Way To Reaccess A Folder I Recently Closed in my Windows 7 64-Bit Operating System?
Posted on 2011-09-20
Hello. I have a question.
Many times when I am deep within my Windows system directories to access a file or yet another sub-folder I want since many of my subfolders and files are efficiently stored in that fashion on my system (stored in layered hierarchy of system directories). It takes a several seconds to complete the 'mouse clicking' process of getting there though the Windows Explorer directories on my Windows 7 64-bit system. It can be a tedious pain to do this each and every time. I do not desire to have shortcut links on my desktop or the Windows Start Menu since there are too many Windows directory locations that I often access and I do not want to have my desktop full of shortcuts! I also do not want a folder on my desktop or WIndows Start Menu containing those sub-folder or file items within it either.
Reason: Since there would be TOO MANY established system shortcuts for various directories to evaluate in order to determine which sub-folder I recently accessed. It would be just EASIER and FASTER to manually find the sub-folder or file parsing though the system directories/file paths in that case as I do now.
HOWEVER, the MAIN issue is this:
There are many times when I close a subfolder directory [For simplicity, we will call a 'subfolder' as a 'folder' from this point on; even though 'subfolder' is what it is.] after accessing the file(s) in it and then after I closed it, realize I need to reopen it again for whatever reason -- may times seconds later. NOW, I am aware in the Windows Start Menu you have a link to "Recent Items >" that I can access, but that lists the FILE(S) ONLY, and NOT the FOLDERS. What if I want to open a FOLDER if I just closed it seconds ago again???
Now, I am not sure of the *EASIEST* (that is the FEWEST mouse clicks, mouse hovers, typing, touches, and opening windows) to re-access that folder I just closed moments ago?
Probable conclusions posed as questions for answers I am looking for:
1. Is there some native Windows feature that will accommodate me to re-access the recently closed folder moments ago in Windows 7 I am not aware of?
2. Is there some free or paid third party program in cyberspace that can be installed for Windows 7 that will accommodate me to re-access the recently closed folder moments ago in Windows 7 I am not aware of?
3. Is there a hack-like Windows system modification (involving the system registry and/or the system directories) would be to enable "Recent Items >" to also keep a record of recently access folders as well as files. I do not know if that is even possible.
Obviously, the systemic mechanism and methodology to such a program or feature would involve the ability to track a user's movements as a user accesses files or folders on your system in some capacity in order for it to work I would assume.
Please provide your own best possible well written, detailed and documented website links hopefully with images and demonstrations along with the instructions and/or your personal suggestions, hints, and tips. Thank you!!
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NOTE: This is applicable to a personal computer and not a network based computer.