This script parses the recent documents from the MS Office plist file. The information parsed includes the access dates, file paths and file names. Supported versions of Office are Office 2008 and 2010. Other versions may work, but have not been tested.
####Required Library Install the biplist on Linux/OS X using:
sudo easy_install biplist
For Windows, if you don't already have it installed, you'll need to grab the easy install utility which is included in the setup tools from python.org, https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools. The setup tools will place easy_install.exe into your Python directory in the Scripts folder. Change into this directory and run:
Or download the biplist library from http://github.com/wooster/biplist and manually install it.
OfficePlistParser.py -f com.microsoft.office.plist -o recentdocs.tsv
View the blog post at http://az4n6.blogspot.com/2013/08/ms-office-recent-docs-plist-parser.html for more information
Email Mari > arizona4n6 at gmail dot com for help/questions/bugs