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    Even though I have used Windows Vista for several years, I had my first occasion to look at the Recently Changed folder after reading a article about the Favorites area.

    I was astonished to discover 1,706 files in that folder dating back two months. I was excited to discover that the music files locked within PowerPoint presentations sent to me by email and the videos also sent by email, were right there so I could save them to my computer. I have looked for a way to do that for years!

    I tried searching for more information about this folder [does it have a maximum size? or a "destroy by" date?] and wasn't successful. Each photo in PPTs, web sites, etc. seemed to be there in that Recently Changed folder.

    Does anyone have information about this folder? While I really, really like finding the music files and knowing that there is a backup for stuff I thought I had deleted, I know this folder must take up a huge amount of space. I regularly empty all files names Temporary and thought I was keeping my hard drive lean and mean...this is a total surprise.

    Any information on this?
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    I found some information here.
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    How and where are you finding this "Recently Changed folder"?

    What version of IE (if that is where you are seeing this folder) are you using?

    Can you post more information about this "article about the Favorites area"?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='781019' date='22-Jun-2009 11:39']How and where are you finding this "Recently Changed folder"?

    What version of IE (if that is where you are seeing this folder) are you using?

    Can you post more information about this "article about the Favorites area"?[/quote]

    That folder is located here Dave. C:\Users\username\Searches\Recently Changed
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='781020' date='22-Jun-2009 10:42']That folder is located here Dave. C:\Users\username\Searches\Recently Changed [/quote]
    I apologize for not giving all the info needed. I should have states I was using Windows Vista Home Premium and the "Favorites" is at the top of the Folders column in Explorer.

    After reading the article you sent, I believe I understand it a little better. I'm going to leave it alone. I really like being to locate those music files!

    Thanks so much for responding. I can always depend on a response from Woody's Lounge. You and your fellow MVPs have helped me solve countless problems over the years.
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    I found it, it is part of the "Favorites Links" area and I have it dragged up so it is NOT showing.

    That is what I get for Tweaking my panes

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    I have the same problem. When I get on a client's "normal" setup PC I can't find anything.
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='781050' date='22-Jun-2009 13:39']I have the same problem. When I get on a client's "normal" setup PC I can't find anything. [/quote]
    That's the reason I had never looked at it, I guess. I also "customize" my computer. It's a pretty neat feature.
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    [quote name='DaveA' post='781019' date='22-Jun-2009 11:39']Can you post more information about this "article about the Favorites area"?[/quote]

    The article the OP is referring to may be this recent blog at TechRepublic.
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