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Hi,

 

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?

 

Sincerely

 

Flin

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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.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\paint.net

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

 

https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1657

 

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

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=regedit+how+to+load+hive

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