Windows 7 Recent Documents

Posted on 2011-10-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I need to remotely see the history of documents a user opened on a Windows 7 machine. What is the path?
Question by:deklinm
    LVL 17

    Accepted Solution

    Recent Items is stored in the Roaming Profile of a user.  Here is an exact path for my user on my PC at work.


    Naturally you have to have super duper administration rights to be able to browse to that location, and hopefully a firewall is not blocking you.

    Tip : If you use "Roaming Profiles" in your environment, you can potentially see a copy of their recent items in their roaming profile folder on the server instead of trying to connect to their workstation.
    LVL 66

    Expert Comment

    FYI, if you just need to look for a file name (no easy way to search it), but you could click the Binary dword values here.....


    Course across the LAN it would be under HKEY_Users in Remote Registry, once you connect......

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Top 6 Sources for Identifying Threat Actor TTPs

    Understanding your enemy is essential. These six sources will help you identify the most popular threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

    Here is an article I posted on my personal blog several months ago. I figured the users of EE might enjoy it, and the users that haven't converted from Windows XP to 7, might make the decision faster just to try the cool features out. Here it is: …
    The "Notification Area" is that area on the righthand side of the Taskbar where your system clock resides, and probably a large number of other icons.  It used to be called, prior to Windows XP, the "system tray."  Programs just love to install an i…
    Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
    This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to the overview of Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a free anti-virus software that guards your PC against viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious software. This will be demonstrated using Windows…

    761 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now