Sometimes it is useful to have one click access to Recent Files from the Start menu. In Windows 7, such an ability was a built-in feature of the Start menu. The new Start menu of Windows 10 does not come with this option. Let's add the link to recent files to the Start menu of Windows 10.
Unfortunately, we cannot add a cascading menu like it was implemented in Windows 7. However, we can create a special tile in the Start menu to open them quickly. It is quite useful, especially if you have a touch screen device or you have set File Explorer to open at This PC.
How to Pin Recent Files to the Start menu in Windows 10
You need to do the following.
- Open File Explorer.
- Type or paste the following path in the address bar:
- There, you will see the folder named "Recent items". Right click it and select "Pin to Start" as shown below: