When you are navigating from folder to folder on your hard disk or between network shares in Windows Explorer, chances are that you return to some of the same folder over the course of time. While using the Back and Forward buttons will get the job done, there is an alternative button that you can use to more quickly navigate to folders that you’ve recently accessed. Called Recent Pages, this little button can be found right between the Forward button and the Address bar. Just click the button and select a folder name from the menu.
The Recent Pages feature is also available in the Open and Save dialog boxes of most applications.
Keep in mind that the Recent Pages feature will only show you the places that you have been since you opened the current Windows Explorer session. If you close and reopen Windows Explorer, the Recent Page menu will be empty. However, there is another…
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