JumpListsView tracks PC activities

NirSoft has announced the release of JumpListsView, a new tool that displays details of the jumplist records stored on Windows 7/ 8 PCs.

And the end result is a detailed report on many of the files and folders opened on your PC, perhaps going back months.

Simple launch this tiny (80KB) executable and it extracts all jumplist records from the \Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations folder, displaying each file or folder name; path; record, created, modified and accessed times; file attributes, size, entry ID and application ID in the usual NirSoft grid.

This can be sorted in various ways. If you’re looking for a particular file, say, clicking the “Filename” column header will sort the list into alphabetical order. Or you might sort by “Created Time”, allowing you to see what’s been happening on your PC yesterday, last week, last month, or as far back as the jumplist records allow.

The program also includes a Find option to help you locate specific file or folder names.

The full list (or just your selected items) can be saved to a TXT, CSV, HTML or XML report for analysis later.

And some advanced options allow you to standardise the times to GMT, or import jumplists from another folder.

You don’t need to worry about the details to find JumpListsView useful, though. Whether you’re trying to remember the name of that podcast you opened yesterday, or just want to get an idea of what your kids were doing on the system last night, the program provides a quick and easy way to find out.

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