How can I see the recent documents in Windows 10? Can I add a shortcut to this on my desktop or start menu?
In Windows 10, the idea is to view recent files through file explorer. If you open file explorer it defaults to Quick Access. Quick Access is always available at the top when viewing files or folders.
Under Quick Access you can see Frequent Folders and Recent Files.
If you want a short cut to Recent Files on your desktop, right click on desktop New->shortcut
When asked for path enter %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\