Why not just make an alias of the buried file
by mrmacfixit - 3/9/13 7:11 AM
In Reply to: File-remembering / shortcut ! (iMac 10.5.8 or later) by Aaaaaaaaaple
and put it on your desktop or, if it is not just a file but a folder, make an alias of the folder and put it on your desktop
Depending on what program you are using, most of them have an Open Recent option in the File menu.
Finder itself has this function which you will find under the Apple Menu.