.AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS File Extension
File TypeWindows Jump List File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
What is a AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS file?
An AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS file is a Jump List file used by Windows 7, a Microsoft Windows operating system (OS). It contains information about the application used that is pinned on a user's taskbar, timestamps, and the paths to items (documents, webpages, images, etc.) recently accessed by a program pinned on a user's taskbar.
The Jump List feature was introduced in Windows 7 and allows you to quickly view items recently edited by a program that is pinned to your taskbar simply by right-clicking the icon. When you right-click the icon of the pinned program in the taskbar the Jump List will appear above the program. For example, if Windows Media Player is pinned to your taskbar and you have recently viewed several .JPG images, they will appear when you view the Jump List for the program. The same applies for web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome but instead of images it will most likely show recently viewed webpages.
The AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS file is created when you use a program pinned to your taskbar. The path to that specific file and timestamp is stored in the AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS file then referenced by the Windows 7 OS when the user right-clicks the pinned program.
You most likely will never see the AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS file since it referenced by the OS but if you need to navigate to the file it is located in the following directory: