Or Most Recently Used, and applications may or may not have their own options to record those.
XP has Global Settings to either turn this on or off, but you will need to check each application to find out if it is set to list MRUs or not.
I've recently moved from one XP PC to another, as my main desktop.
I've installed several of my preferred applications on the second PC.
I've noticed a difference in what gets picked up by 'Recent' and appears in 'My Recent Documents.' Files of some applications which used to appear on PC1, are not doing so on PC2.
What determines this ? And is it something the user can configure?