How to create a shortcut to open the last document Word access

Sometimes when working with multiple documents Word at the same time, it happens not to know exactly how each are named. And if you accidentally close a document, most likely we will lose some time before we realize as it is called this and that location It is stored. To avoid such situations (and to remember from one day to another that was the last document Word access; or we probably want to know what the last document was Word accessed by other people on personal computer or at the office), the solution is to create a shortcut on Desktop to open last document accessed in Word.


How to create a shortcut to access the last document Word viewed?

  • if you do not already have a shortcut the application Microsoft Word on DesktopGo to the location C: \ Program Files \Microsoft Office\Office14 (for Word 2010; Office12 for Word 2007 or Office15 for Word 2013), Right click on the application WINWORD. EXE and select Send to> Desktop (create shortcut)
  • then right click on shortcut Word on Desktop and select Properties menu displayed
  • in window Properties, type / mfile1 the end of the existing line in Target (Do not change anything in that line!)
  • then click on OK to save the change

Also, it is recommended change the shortcut name in Last Word Doc Opened or something to remember what is that shortcut.

Note: You can create a shortcut that opens the penultimate document Word accessed by typing /mfile2 instead of /mfile1, or the penultimate document accessed by typing /mfile3 (and so on).

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