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Giveaway of the day — Advanced Recent Access 3.0

Advanced Recent Access is designed to see and open recently used resources.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 85 (41%) 121 (59%) 27 comments

Advanced Recent Access 3.0 was available as a giveaway on October 25, 2015!

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Advanced Recent Access is designed to see and open recently used resources (files and directories). You can see more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created.

Key Features:

  • Automatically records accessed times;
  • Deletes the nonexistent recent resources and sorts them by accessed times in descending order by default;
  • Can quickly filter the recent resources by their types, such as directories, documents, images, audios, videos and others;
  • Sorts and displays recent resources count; automatically refreshes recent resources lists;
  • Automatically remembers the order and width of the columns, size and location of the main window;
  • Hides columns that you do not want to see.

Please note: The software includes a 1 year of free upgrades. You can enjoy the 50% discount price for the Single License (1 PC) and the Personal License (3 PCs) with Lifetime Upgrades only today!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64); .NET 2.0 or later.

Publisher:

TriSun Software Limited

Homepage:

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

File Size:

5.2 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#14

Afternote:
This software was uninstalled because it forces itself to run on boot with Windows Startup. There is no way to turn it off.
Even if you use a StartUp Manager software to stop this, the software will over-ride it and the next time you turn on the PC, Advanced Recent Access will once again run on boot with Windows Startup. For this reason, I killed it. I used RegSeeker to delete the remnants in Registry.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ric

It does not write any data to Registry, so you do not need to clear Registry.

It just put a shortcut under "Start -> All Programs -> Startup" menu, simply delete it will prevent autostart.

Reply   |   Comment by Nosa Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

@Nosa, many thanks for taking the time to reply. Perhaps I didn't make quite clear what I was saying. I wasn't referring to saving the filter settings but the lack of the facility to save the filtered output to a text file. For instance, the opportunity to save the "Document" output to one text file and say also save the "Audio" output to a separate text file. Both text files to be retained even when the ARA performs its next scan of latest resources.

Selecting entries and right clicking with the mouse does offer a copy option and as ctrl + C seems to be disabled entries cannot be copied.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I am uninstalling it permanently for the following reason: it won;t work on my W7 system more than one time.

I installed and registered it. It worked fine. I closed it.
Later when i tried to use it, it would not open. No window ever opens...
So i uninstalled it.

For the fun of it, i reinstalled and registered it again. It worked fine. I closed it.
You guessed, eh? Later when i tried to use it, nothing opens.

Gone!

Reply   |   Comment by worm  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

can really use something like this

LIKE this, not this particular bleeping program. 5 minutes waiting for a list to generate, no repsonse during or after creating this list. registration option didn't respond, other options neither btw
retried as Admin.... same bleep all over again
uninstalled. checking out some of the suggested alternatives, the idea is great, the execution is not

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#10

There is nothing more infuriating than a program that installs for only the current user.
On a computer with more than one username login, the program may load, but most likely will fail to run because the licence only works for the user that installed it. Any other login name finds no licence. If necessary, or as a courtesy, the developer can have the installer ask "install for all users?". Many of the GoTD programs do it. Why? Are we here to beta test for them?

Reply   |   Comment by Mom's Basement  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

@Mom's Basement

Thank you.
We will improve this.

Reply   |   Comment by Nosa Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Hello everyone,

To know all our software products, please visit our homepage at
http://www.trisunsoft.com/

And you can find other 5 sites on the bottom of above page. Just visit them to know more detail if you are interested in them.

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Nosa Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

(I love sockpuppets)
Installed this and just can't find a real justification for it. Twitchy, not at all clear in instructions and (as mentioned) some are flat misleading.
There are too many good variations on this theme... close, but no wireless mouse. Needs much more work.

Uninstalled WIN7Pro, WIN 8.1 and WIN10.

Reply   |   Comment by Vince  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#7

Sadly disappointed to find that the software installation location is C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\TSSI\Advanced Recent Access\Advanced Recent Access.exe folder. There is an element of deception about this installation as it gives the impression that installation will be within the Program Files folder. It even offers the oportunity to install elsewhere within that folder but this is equally deceptive as it will STILL install outwith the Program Files folder. The Program Folder locations are merely "redirects" and nothing apart from the uninstall function is installed there. There is no intimation anywhere that that this is what installation will entail. Developers should give a genuine option to install to the Programs folder.

Why, oh why, do developers not do this? I am now finding some software programs will not work properly now because, expecting software to adhere to the longstanding convention that it be installed in the Program Files folder NOT elsewhere, they are programmed to look there and obviously cannot find it.

Does anyone know of anyway of forcing the software to install to the Program Files folder?

Due to the above the software will now be uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

You'll find that programs that install to program files can't write or update files in their own directory properly (eg, databases, logs). Ideally, the program files should be installed in program files, and logs and databases in the 'app data' directory (which can be freely written to) but some programmers are lazy, or if a program file has to be updated, rather than a convoluted procedure to 'run as administrator' (the normal user can't update files in this folder either) its easier to put the files somehwre where the user can update them.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

The reason for installation in the roaming folder is so that it can follow your login. More useful in a networked corporate environment. Custom dictionaries for word processing, and other user specific things live here. Makes sense that an app usage tracker would as well.

You can actually specify in properties where you want this folder to live if you want it on another drive.

Reply   |   Comment by pixelriffic  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

@Bill

We will improve this.

Reply   |   Comment by Nosa Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

This is one of my pet peeves. I like to install programs in a tree in \PROGRAMS. (C:\programs\file utilities\xplorer2\) Programs that don't give me a choice are a real pain.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron White  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I agree this way of installation.
I install all of my new programs, when it is possible (and it's possible in most of the cases), on a second hard drive where I've created my own "Program Files" folder. So the datas of these programs can be saved in their own installation folder and there is no problem. All of my portable programs are in this folder... the updates are very easy.

Reply   |   Comment by jipy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Installed easily. Seems to work quickly and well. I can see it being useful to me as often ( old age?) I can forget which folder I saved something in and spend a few minutes trying to find it. Sets itself, without as ,to run on system start up. As it starts instantly and knows what's been opened recently, whilst it was closed, doesn't seem much point in having it running all the time. Seems to close when 'closed' as disappears from task manager.

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#5

Installed and registered this $5 program without any difficulty, opens up to a usable interface.

The tick boxes along the top of the window are very slow to respond to mouse clicks, about two seconds, a very poor piece of programming.

One thing I couldn't find on the columns list was the last Accessed Time which its name implies should be there.

The pricing of the program was quite ridiculous, in fact their pricing in general is ridiculous. Their duplicate file finder is $49, when I wrote my own it took a whole afternoon to do it.

I'm sure there is much better freeware out there, most definitely NOT a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

@XP-Man

1. "slow"
There are too many shortcuts in your system "recent items" folder, and some are unnecessary or outmoded.
Please delete them by explore
"X:\Users\Your_User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent" folder
X:= system drive.
You may cannot find out them in Windows Explorer, if so, you can use "dir /a" command in CMD.exe to see them, use "del ..." to delete them.

2. "Last Accessed Time"
See its update history of v2.0:
Important: removed [Date accessed] field, because Windows does not exactly update it in time since Windows 2003 SP1.

Reply   |   Comment by Nosa Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Regarding slow, it appears to me that the tick box is not being refreshed until after the listbox has been updated. Have found sometimes in my programming it is necessary to force an update of tick boxes.
The same slow refresh when recently used empty.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Installed without problem on Windows 10 64 bit.

I've been using the new start menu in Windows 10 and find it very useful although very limited at the same time. Having installed this and had a play I can see that it is exactly what I was hoping for and it seems to work well. Since I access many files and folders on several drives every day, I can see this becoming a good friend!

Thank you GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#3

RecentFilesView by Nirsoft is portable freeware that does similar function.
However, I have 4 other software by TriSun and they are good.
If the software developer track record is anything to go by, then this should be alright.
So will try this Advanced Recent Access 3.0 out.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

RecentFilesView is great. However, why didn't you comment *after* you tried out the software, instead of beforehand? The idea is to comment on software that you have tried, not what you are about to try.

Reply   |   Comment by Morris Cox  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#2

The text above refers to refreshing recent resources lists. This kind of presupposes that the listing can be saved but I cannot find any way to do this within the software. Can the lists be saved or does the text just relate to filtered
displays? Perhaps the developer can comment?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

@Bill

All your mentions are done automatically by ARA.

Automatically save the order of your list (real-time), automatically refresh resources (per minute).

Reply   |   Comment by Nosa Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

@Bill

Sorry, I think I misunderstood what you mean in previous reply.
As another reply for other people, ARA will save the filter settings in the next version.

Reply   |   Comment by Nosa Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#1

Did not fare well on a short test. Don´t like that this program does not remember its filter settings and that the list of recently opened programs were not sorted on accessed time (still too much searching in the file list). "Advanced Recent Access is designed to see and open recently used resources." There is a problem with newly created files: I created a textfile on a usb stick, saved it, it did not appear (only the second time i opened it and changed the content). Also don´t like the trashcan option: deleting a recent file that is located on usb drives will be permanently deleted: it warns that the file will be moved to the recycle bin, but it won´t of course. Needs lots of improvements. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Hasta la vista  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+51)

@Hasta la vista
"remember its filter settings"
Will do it in the next version.

" I created a textfile on a usb stick, saved it, it did not appear (only the second time i opened it and changed the content)."
It refreshes list automatically per minute.

"not sorted on accessed time"
See its update history of v2.0: "Important: removed [Date accessed] field, because Windows does not exactly update it in time since Windows 2003 SP1."

"Also don´t like the trashcan option: deleting a recent file that is located on usb drives will be permanently deleted: it warns that the file will be moved to the recycle bin, but it won´t of course."

If you have rejected the USB drives, the related shortcuts (recent items) will be removed automatically when next refresh.

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