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Giveaway of the day — Advanced Recent Access 5.0

See more properties of recently used resources!
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 41 (67%) 20 (33%) 51 comments

Advanced Recent Access 5.0 was available as a giveaway on March 7, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.95
free today
Convert MS WORD and more formats to PDF documents in bulk directly.

See more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created.

Key Features:

  • Shows path, size, type and date modified/created;
  • Automatically records accessed times;
  • Automatically deletes nonexistent resources;
  • Filters recent resources by types;
  • Automatically remembers the order, width and sorting of the columns;
  • Can hide the unwanted properties.

Please note: Single License (1 PC) (Lifetime License WITHOUT Upgrades) is included in this version. Click here to get a VERY BIG discount price for other licenses with Lifetime Upgrades on the promotion day!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

TriSun Software Limited

Homepage:

http://www.trisunsoft.com/advanced-recent-access/

File Size:

5.26MB

Price:

$29.99

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#20

I have installed it (Thanks).
Am I missing something(s) ?
Can we have a Date Accessed column (date we browsed the file location) ?
Can we filter to a single file type such as .vbp ?

Rob

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Down Under  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#19

Downloaded with one click, installed with few clicks and no isssues in registering.
However, to my surprise, it did not recognise the rar file I downloaded for installing today software. I understood it is not 100 reliable. Otherwise it is a tool to find files

Reply   |   Comment by gsrao  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#18

For several years now I've been using the "Everything" tool from www.voidtools.com and find it both effective and highly useful to search for files of all sorts and folders anywhere on my system. It has become invaluable to me, and it has a totally free lifetime licence.

You can add a Date Accessed column and sort into either descending or ascending date order, so I'm struggling to work out how today's giveaway offers value. Does anybody else use "Everything" (or would you install it) and give your opinions on this?

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Tony Austin, I tried Everything for a while and it just wasn't a reliable search program. Although very fast, several times it didn't find files that WERE on my computer. So I got rid.

Reply   |   Comment by JDP  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tony Austin, I looked at Everything as a result of seeing it suggest either here or another giveaway site.
Windows 10 File Explorer replaced "Windows Explorer". Unless you have an abysmally slow CPU and jammed disk turning on Indexing in Windows 10 should produce no noticeable impact on performance. The search features available in File Explorer do all one could possibly need. You can select what areas to index, and what types of files. Right in the Details pane one can select a date range to display via a drop down menu. With a few tweeks or the (free in Windows Store) Quick Look, one can go beyond the already present (even via hotkey) Preview pane. (Tweeks may be needed for some file types. Or make Adobe Reader default for PDFs) . Of course one can add or delete columns, adjust widths, etc. in File Explorer. More features than you will remember to use. Do some searches on Tips and Tricks for Windows 10 File Explorer.
If you want to use Everything be sure to disable native Indexing. But why?

Reply   |   Comment by OldGuy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hello JDP, I have found this occasionally (that is, Everything not displaying a file that I knew existed), but in most of those cases I found that I had inadvertently switched on by unintentionally clicking (or left on from a previous search) a filter such as "Match Case" or "Match Path" which thereby caused some files not to be displayed.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tony Austin, Nah, this was happening with no active filters. I briefly tried to work out why before just binning it as not fit for purpose as a search tool. I'd rather wait the few extra seconds for Windows search and know I've got ALL the files I searched for.

Reply   |   Comment by JDP  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tony Austin, I've used EVERYTHING for years and not only does it work great, but the author was always responsive to my questions. Not sure what RECENT ACCESS has over it but it better be good for me to give up on EVERYTHING.

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I have about 10 TB of files on my system, across two SSDs and five spinning disks. It would be extremely helpful if today's giveaway enabled you to filter which drive(s) for which it is displaying results.

For example, I use Acronis to do a system image backup (C: drive) every day. The daily backup has grown to be about 90 TB, but occasionally it jumps in size by an unexpected amount. In this case I'd like Advanced Recent Access to show me what has changed only on the C: drive (ignoring all the other drives for the moment), so that I can get to understand why the backup grew like this during the last day.

Have I overlooked such a capability in Advanced Recent Access? If not, please add it -- and then have another giveaway, of course!

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tony Austin, I'm just reading the comments to help me decide whether to download today's giveaway so I can't comment on it. But if I understand your question right, I suggest you check out Agent Ransack. You can run searches on multiple directories across multiple hard drives, or combos of drives and directories, even picking and choosing which subdirectories to include. Among other criteria, you can search by time/date created, modified, or accessed. You can save criteria, run multiple searches, export results. And it's free.

Sincere apologies to the devs for the derail. I hope to have a chance to come back and comment on the actual giveaway but the clock is ticking and that may not happen.

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop17  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tony Austin,
I used to use Everything, but have found UltraSearch is brilliant.
I detest indexing, so that is turned off in all of my PCs.
UltraSearch is very fast.
I just added a Date Accessed column, and sorted by that. And filtered to only .vbp files (Visual Basic Project files) that I have browsed or run today. It appears to have reliably listed all of them.
Rob

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Down Under  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#17

Further to my last comment #15. Minimising the program appears to close it. As commented on before, is located in 'show hidden icons'. Had me going there....

Reply   |   Comment by Davey  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#16

Installed quickly with no problems. Took name as input. Always find best to install GOTD offers by placing zip file on desktop. Far fewer issues than from a directory. Contrary to what has been said, seems very fast. Very useful for my wife who has similarly named files in Word, RTF and Publisher.
First column shows by most recently accessed file. As (easy!) enhancement would suggest that a new next column shows date accessed.

Reply   |   Comment by Davey  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#15

If I share a resource on my computer with another offsite user, will this program tell me if and which files have been accessed remotely? Tnx

Reply   |   Comment by rich  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#14

Awesome Program.
Been looking for something like this for a while.

Installed and licensed easily.
List came up immediately.

Thanks so much!

Reply   |   Comment by Carlos Paris  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

Installed and running fine on Windows 10 64-bit. I like this program! Yes, there are other ways to access recent items, but this one does just what I want it to with only a few clicks. You highlight the file that you are interested in going to again, then click on the top bar to either open it, run it, open the file's location, or view the file's properties. Very efficient and easy to use!

Reply   |   Comment by Myron Carmichael  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I installed Recent Access and when I input the license key it accepted the key, however, what name do I use for the second step of registration? I have tired my name and email, neither of them works.

Reply   |   Comment by L Earl  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Try "Giveaway of the Day" because that is the usual name for license keys for software downloaded from this site.

Reply   |   Comment by Ketzel Afor  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Ketzel Afor, Thank you. That worked.

Reply   |   Comment by L Earl  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\ - displays 147 items
This software with all filter checkboxes enabled displays only 107 items

There are two different locations in Windows 8 for example, "Recent Items" and "Frequent Places", the first one obviously lists all different type of items including folders and drives, the latter are just folders or drives etc. instead of files.

So the only advantage for me using this software instead of already present shortcuts from within Windows itself is the usage count per file or per location and the possibility to sort out certain types only using the filter and that also is the biggest dislike for me because it's working rather slow, the rest is pretty much really basic Windows Explorer stuff that happens in the program (open location, open/run, properties etc.).

Can be a keeper if the options Windows give aren't good enough but it's not a must, it's one of those type of utilities that can be pretty much skipped.

Another lightweight tool and free is RecentFilesView from Nirsoft, which basically does the same thing this commercial program does and it found incredible 472 items of all kind, including folders but additionally, it allows for reports.

Reply   |   Comment by kui_  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)
#10

Sorry to be asking for help here but it will also be useful for the developer to know that there is an apparent bug. I have it up and running and it appears to be adding more and more data all the time but it is inaccessible because it has a spinning mouse pointer and refuses to allow user input. I have waited at least 10 minutes and it is still initializing I presume. Will it eventually allow user input or is it just in a non interruptible loop. If it wont stop then I cant register it before the day is out.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

D Murphy... Some hours later...The spinner has gone the mouse pointer is normal but I still can't click on anything. Appears to be dead but...Task manager says it is using 45% of my CPU. Going to stop it with task manager (can't select close) and start again.. My last attempt. Pitty cause it looks like it might have been of use.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#9

Installed on Win 10 Home without issue. I will give it a try. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Celmo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Just a note to all those people downvoting this guy- in addition to saying that he just installed the program, he is also thanking the developer. Not sure if everyone is catching that.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#8

Unbearable slow applet. I thought someone replaced my Intel Core I7 by an Intel 80286. No way! It is a good idea but this program is not good for my health. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#7

Teo's responder in 2: What about the words "GIVE AWAY" don't you understand? If you want me to buy your "hard work", don't put it on a give away site.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Judge  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)

Software Judge, you are new here by the fact you started a new comment thread rather than Replying directly to "Teo's responder in 2" using that comments Reply link. giveawayoftheday.com is or rather was a unique marketing opportunity for developers and a way of getting free licensed commercial products with some restrictions for site visitors.

The marketing opportunity is the developers get instant exposure to tens of thousands of regular visitors to the site and get an instant search engine ratings boost and their product installed on thousands of new machines AND they get paid an undisclosed amount of money for participating in the project. The restrictions on the users are such that if you buy a new machine, or re-install your current one, or want a new version of the product when it comes out and you found it an indespensible part of your computing life or want to use it for commercial purposes then you are expected to have to buy the vendors "hard work" unless they offer a new giveaway of the new current version.

What part of a marketing opportunity don't you understand?

If a giveaway is for a license type they do not sell, i.e. a cut down product only distributed through OEM channels, an old abandoned version, a 6 month license when they sell at least a 1 year license, or a 1 year license when they only sell on a non subscription model. Then those are not giveaways in the spirit or letter of giveawayoftheday.com terms since they demand you come to the choice of buy or not buy far too soon and for the wrong reasons. Also where there is a choice of lifetime license and a yearly subscription model while it is strictly within the terms of giveawayoftheday.com any vendor that offers just the 1 year subscription license instead of the lifetime license but without updates or re-install rights is viewed as cheapskate vendor and trying to get all the benefits that giveawayoftheday.com project provides on the cheap.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#6

The program is ideal for my needs . I access many documents and store them in different places in different versions. A bit like a squirrel, I can't be sure exactly where to refind the last version.
However:
(1) The program is slow on my two computers.
(2) After every mouse click, it spends a lot of time not responding.
(3) It finds internal hard drives OK and a networked directory on the second computer, but not my external drives, DVD drive or NAS drive.
(4) A manual forced refresh button would be handy.

Reply   |   Comment by Raymond Peat  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Raymond Peat, from my experience i havn't yet had a slow performance in my other activity. It runs fine and fast as stated in the description. I work with a lot of text files and it updates with full path and date modified. Really ideal for my need.
But yes, i do feel there should have been a "Refresh Button", but as i proceeded to delete a txt file it immediately updated in the Interface and was gone.
This is really lovely software you gave GAOTD. I am really happy, thank you and to the developer.
Something that fulfills my need.

Reply   |   Comment by snake  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

One thing i noticed was, if you happen to extract a txt file from an archive like zip or rar file and put it in any path; the program doesn't show anything. Until and unless it is accessed and saved. Which is kind a puzzling, because the file that is being extracted and created would be the present date and that doesn't show up in the Interface.
Maybe that's how it is, but nonetheless useful for my need.
:)

Reply   |   Comment by snake  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Raymond Peat, Thanks snake. As you point out, it picks up the NAS and external drive after *saving* a file. And refreshes itself almost immediately. So - a very handy program for me. I just need to investigate why it's running slowly in my case. It could be an anti-malware program interfering.

Reply   |   Comment by Raymond Peat  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Installed on Widows 10 x64. When 1st launched, generated a BSOD that looked like something I've never seen before. After reboot, the program ran but all icon dropdowns except the language icon are blank. No idea where to enter the license key ("Run the program, go to License => Input license key"). The program is slow to react to mouse clicks. There are a bunch of checkboxes underneath the row of icons...no idea what those are for. The screen I see is nowhere as detailed as their website shows.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Kieffer  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Mark Kieffer, it sounds like you lack the required registry entries, did you install the software with proper permissions? If i for example unpack the setup with a third party extractor and run it without installing, i get the same thing, that was me trying to see if it works in a kinda portable way without installing like some of their newer programs do but nope.

Reply   |   Comment by kui_  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

.
[ Mark Kieffer, ],

Try setting

- your display resolution to recommended

-- and your display fonts to 100%.
.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Installed on 64 bit Win 10 works fine and registered ok . Think I will be using this all the time looks like something I have needed for years

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#3

Can't make it work. It installs fine but doesn't open (with antivirus off). (windows 10, 64-bit)

Reply   |   Comment by Michigan  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Michigan, I'm struggling with it myself at the moment but I have found that it was running in the "view hidden icons" at the left of the task bar and if you click on the icon the window will open.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

D Murphy, Thanks for your reply, but in my case your suggestion doesn't work unfortunately

Reply   |   Comment by Michigan  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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[ Michigan ],

Try setting your display fonts to 100%.
.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

D Murphy, That would be the up arrow in the right hand side of the taskbar.

Reply   |   Comment by Morris Cox  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

It seems that it is a nice program BUT it is a trial program for 1 year and I believe that is not the spirit of the GiveawayOfTheDay

Reply   |   Comment by teo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)

teo,

Quoted from the description above "Please note: Single License (1 PC) (Lifetime License WITHOUT Upgrades) is included in this version. Click here to get a VERY BIG discount price for other licenses with Lifetime Upgrades on the promotion day!"

It's a lifetime license as long as you don't update it. As for the giveaway not being "the spirit of the GiveawayOfTheDay", it is very much the spirit of GAOTD. Developers can "give away" their product/service to prospective customers, usually for a time period (1 yr and "lifetime with restrictions" being the most common). If you like a product/service you find on GAOTD then you should buy the program/service updates to support the developer(s).

Expecting to get someone else s hard work for free forever is just plain greedy and self-centered

Reply   |   Comment by SilverDragonSystems  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)

SilverDragonSystems,
It would do you well not to insult the users of GOTD.

BTW I wouldn't download your software for free even for trial because there are too many freeware offerings for this type of software and because windows has it's own pool of RUP. I have software that monitors and deletes that info. It is a security risk to maintain such a list.

Reply   |   Comment by IceTheNet  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

SilverDragonSystems, You are right and he is wrong that you give a lifetime licence and not one year.
But on your general comment, there is a difference between a free download (GAOTD) and a mere free trial. Many developers pretend not to see the difference.
The idea of GAOTD is that some of the downloaders will buy upgrades, or buy other products advertised by the developer, or give good advice on improvement, or report on bugs that can be fixed, and so on. Others are being offered something free, and it is not greedy to accept. If satisfied they may recommend the product to others who will have to pay, as the free offer only lasts one day.
Some developers are philanthropic, do not want money for their work but just to help others to enjoy what they enjoyed producing for themselves. But businesses do sometimes find it worthwhile to give something free, not to get something back from each receiver but from some.

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

teo @ #2: Your contribution is uncannily reminiscent of a recent poster here by name of 'William'. Perhaps you're related? The thought occurs that some software developer, somewhere, is going to make a good living out of a new though increasingly needed donationware offering: Troll Alerter Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Laxative,

It's a shame, in the past, giveaways were lifetime-no-updates, as this program is.

Sadly, at some point in the past, not too far back, something changed. Nowadays most of them are Pro for a year or so, NOT complete giveaways. Dunno what happened.

(And just to be clear, this program seems a true giveaway- free full version that doesn't expire. Just no updates, which is common. And that's great, thanks!)

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Laxative,

Yes there is a difference between "free trial" software and "giveaway" software. The biggest difference being that "giveaway" software, like those given here on GAOTD, is fully functional software with limited or no updates. "Free trial" software usually has much stricter limitations, such as limited functions compared to the "full" version(s) and program stoppage once the trial is over.

It's not greedy to grab free software when its offered and be glad there are no or minimal restrictions. After all, what better way to test the software to its fullest so you can decide if its the right software for you. It is greedy however to expect that the developer(s) should always give a full lifetime license for a product they're trying to make a living off of. And even those philanthropic developers appreciate when someone who uses their software donates/purchases upgrades. I work in open source software development and believe me, every $5.00 donation that our users give helps keep the equipment needed for development running.

Reply   |   Comment by SilverDragonSystems  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ SilverDragonSystems ],

It's a COPY of someone else's work, and if I use it twice or 200 times in the next 2 years, that's not "forever", that's twice or 200 times in the next 2 years.

If it fails the next time I give it a try, I'm most probably NOT going to buy it.

If I am not a customer, then they have lost nothing, because ( a ) I was not going to buy it anyway, and ( b ) it's a COPY, and costs them nothing to let me test drive.

No real-world analogy holds up in the digital world, it's not like test-driving a car forever, it's testing a COPY of something that does not deny anyone else from also use their own COPY.

The business model of adding value to make sales is a well-established successful one.

The business model of reducing value to make sale is a well-established failure.
.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

IceTheNet, what software wouldn't you download? The vendor today is TriSun Software Limited NOT SilverDragonSystems or is that user representing some other company you know of? If so where's the website with their software on it that you won't download?

SilverDragonSystems sounds like a "normal" user not a giveawayoftheday.com project participater or staff member.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

SilverDragonSystems, Then the site should be rename to remove the word giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by nogo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#1

Installed and working,looks a top class prog and a great idea,especially for old people with failing memories.Beats the win 10 basic [recent activity]system by a mile.Easy and extensive filtering.

Reply   |   Comment by captain drewi  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
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