Breathe some life into the Windows 95 Documents menu

Do you ever use the Windows 95 Documents menu? Many users ignore it, perhaps because they can't figure out what to do with it.

The programmers at UK software developer Oakley Data Services ( have gone to work on the Documents menu and transformed it into a very useful tool. Once Recent Documents 97 is installed, the program intercepts documents bound for the Documents menu and categorises them, based on rules that you control. You can, for example, vary the number of documents displayed (the Windows default of 15 is otherwise set in stone), and you can "age" documents, so that files more than x days old are not displayed.

Best of all, it is possible to view recently used documents in a variety of different ways, eg by folder, by date or by document type. You can extend the default categories by creating your own set of rules.

A 30-day evaluation copy of Recent Documents 97 can be downloaded from Registration costs £15 sterling.

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