There are numerous ways to open a document you created in Windows 10. In this article, we take a look some of the common ways you can do so.
Here are some of the common ways you can open a document:
- From within the application you used to create the document.
- From within File Explorer using Quick Access.
- Application Jump List.
- Using Search.
Open document from within an app
Click the File menu then click Open (if the file is already listed on the Recent documents menu, you can click it to open it immediately).
By default, the application will go to the Documents library. If the document is not listed there, use the navigation pane to browse to where the file is located.
Click the arrow next to the location if the file is located within a subfolder.
Click the folder that contains the file
Select the file then click Open
Opening a document using Quick Access in File Explorer
Another way you can open a document is using the Quick Access menu in File Explorer. If you recently worked on the document, you can quickly access it from there.
Launch File Explorer on the Taskbar or Start menu
In the Navigation pane, click Quick Access
Under Recent Files, select the document then double click it to open it.
Using Jump List
If you have your favorite apps pinned to the Taskbar or Start for quick access, they might have Jump List support. Introduced in Windows 7, this function lets you access the most recently saved files unique to the application.
Right click the application or hover it on the Start and a pop up menu will display the most recent documents. Select the document and click it.
If you have a lot of files on your computer, a quick way to find that particular document is by using Search. Learn more in the following article.