macOS’s All My Files option in the Finder is a great example of a feature that you barely know is there until it disappears. All My Files was default feature of the Sidebar that, when selected or shown when opening a new Finder window, listed every file created on your Mac in reverse chronological order.
It disappeared in High Sierra, replaced by a Recents item. Many people searched around for it for some time, including yours truly. Macworld reader Ralph thought he accidentally deleted All My Files, and is trying to restore it. Unfortunately, it’s gone and Recents simply isn’t as good.
Recents would also seem to show recently changed files, but in practice I find it’s pulling from a smaller set of locations, and, based on my experience with two Macs, it’s often weirdly not up to date and missing changes. There’s no way to customize it.
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