“Recent” button has been removed in Windows Media Player12. However this feature was available in Windows Media Player 11.
After we downloaded music, it will be in Windows Media Player Library. I would suggest to search for or the music that you have downloaded in Windows Media Player’s library.
For more information on Windows Media Player, you may visit the links mentioned below:
Getting started with Windows Media Playerhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Getting-started-with-Windows-Media-Player
Windows Media Player 12http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-media-player-12
It appears not having WMP11 remember your sorting preference was done intentionally.
This concludes my questions, and in all honesty, feels like a poor choice that I would very much like to see fixed.
Hope this information is useful.