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How to find frequently used files in Office 2007

What to do now you no longer have the toolbar

QUESTION I recently upgraded from Office 2000 to Microsoft Office 2007. The older version had a toolbar offering quick access to frequently used files and folders in Word, Excel and Access. Does such a feature exist in Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2010? Owen Fallon

HELPROOM ANSWER If you simply need quick access to recently opened files, Windows 7's Jump Lists is a handy feature. Drag an application's desktop icon to the Taskbar to create a Jump List, and from then on every document you create in that program will be added to the icon's right-click menu.

You could also use libraries to group files from separate directories into one folder that’s accessible via Windows Explorer and program file dialogs. Open Windows Explorer, right-click Libraries and choose New, Library. Call it ‘Office documents'. Right-click any folders you wish to include and choose 'Include in library', then select the library you've just created.

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