Excel keeps a record of what files you have opened. For Excel 2003 and previous versions, it ranges between 0 - 9 files. Excel 2007 is capable of recording more, plus there is the new pushpin feature which I really like. It's the same as "bookmarks" that can be found in a number of add-ins on the net (mine is the New Book Navigator
Anyway, I've always wanted a way to record history of folders too. So I made something that records from 5 - 40 recently used files and folders. Being the most original person on the planet, I decided to call it "File History". Brilliant, huh?
Here are some pics of it in action on my wife's laptop. (Thanks sweetie)
File History (click to open a file)
Folder History (click to open a folder)
File History Settings
Hopefully it will save you enough time that you can have more fun playing with Excel. The download link is here
. Access it from the right-click menu.