I have been getting this question a lot so, I am going to create a post on how you can find the elusive Windows8 recent folder. This folder is used by many people to open the last files that they have been editing.
Here is how it is done!
1:Press Windows Key + R
2: This will bring up the run console.
3: Type in recent
4: Vola! there it is, you can drag the icon and make a desktop shortcut if you like.
Thanks and I hope this helps!