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Idea: Recently used folders as part of Explorer Favorites?

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How often do you have a word, pdf, excel document open and need to save it to a organized location (network share, my documents sub folder, etc)? Probably pretty often.


I've noticed that frequently I will save a file to a location and the immediately need to go to that folder location to email it, copy it, etc. So I got this idea and feel like AHK could do it.


Windows 7 explorer has a favorites side bar. I was wondering if you could take your last 3-5 used folder locations from Windows recent items list and add it to the favorites bar? It would need to automatically delete the last three it added, otherwise your favorites would just keep growing exponentially.


I found where windows stores said information, but I'm not sure where to start...


  • Explorer sidebar favorites: %userprofile%\Links
  • Recently Used items %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items


Ideas or suggestions?