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I had to reinstall Windows.  I had worked on an image and was sort of using the "Recent Files" list lazily - not REALLY seeing where I had saved the file.  Sort of just counting on it being easy to find.


With the reinstall, of course the list is cleared.


I have an image of the OLD os.


Is it possible to reach the data that stores the Recent Files list?  I can browse to any location on the old OS image.  The file structure is totally browseable.  Just need to know where that list is.  If I can open the list, I can find the file information.


What do you think.  Possible?





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If you can not boot from the image then this will be difficult because the information is stored in the registry.


File/MostRecent/Path0 .. 9 

Path9 is the most recent..


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7 hours ago, Tactilis said:

You could use a registry viewing app such as RegistryViewer

Follow the Download 32-bit link, then old-software, then regview.7z




Or you could just use the built-in Windows utility Registry Editor (regedit.exe). It can open hive files just fine.



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