How to Automatically Open the Most Recent Document in Microsoft Word

How to Automatically Open the Most Recent Document in Microsoft Word


How to Automatically Open the Most Recent Document in Microsoft Word

Many people look for a facility in Microsoft Word that could open the last used document automatically. Or you can say when you open MS-Word, the most recently used document should also open on its own rather than opening Word to the Start screen, and then opening the file.

There are two methods for doing this, and I will show you both. Click on the Start button and then type the following command in the “Search Programs and files” box: winword.exe /mFile1

How to Automatically Open the Most Recent Document in Microsoft Word

Press enter and MS-Word will open with the most recently opened document.

Create a Shortcut to Open the Most Recent Document


It would be much easier to use if you create a shortcut for it. Go to Desktop and take right click on any empty area. Select New > Shortcut option.

A box will pop-up and it will ask you to browse or type the location of the file to be opened. In this case we want to open winword.exe (this is the file that launches MS-Word). Click on Browse button and go to the location where this file is located. Once you find it, select this file and click OK button. Usually this file is located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office folder. 

You need to check the location of MS word in your computer. In my computer its location is: 

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE" 

Create a Shortcut to Open the Most Recent Document 1

Now paste that path with quotation marks. 

Now, after the path of winword.exe, outside the quote mark, give a space and then type /mFile1 

So the entire command will look like 

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE" /mFile1 

Create a Shortcut to Open the Most Recent Document 2

Click Next button, give this new shortcut a name and you’re done. A new shortcut will be created on your computer’s desktop. Double click it to open MS-Word and the most recent document.

I hope this article about "How to Automatically Open the Most Recent Document in Microsoft Word" will help you. If you have any question, query or problems then please write in comment section or you can contact me at fromsovan@gmail.com.

How to Automatically Open the Most Recent Document in Microsoft Word

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1 comment:

  1. I think you're doing a great job without expecting anything.
    Excellent work. Keep it up

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