Displaying the “My Recent Documents folder” on the Start menu will make things easier and faster since it will display a list of all the documents you've recently used for easy access.
1. Using the right button of your mouse, click on Start and proceed to Properties.
2. Click on Customize.
3. Go to the Advance tab by clicking on it.
4. On the Recent documents, click on the check box that says List my most recently opened documents. Then, click OK and click OK again.
5. To check if the process worked, click on the Start menu. You should see the My Recent Documents displayed.