At the bottom of the Welcome Screen in Artisan® 4 and 5, you can see icons representing your most recent projects. Your projects are not stored inside Artisan, but are in Windows folders on your computer. The welcome screen icons are just links, and are not the projects themselves.
When you first open Artisan® 5, because it is a new program, and you haven’t opened any projects in that program yet, there won’t be any icons there. Your projects are still safely tucked away though in the same location as they were before.
Remember that once you open a project in Artisan 5, it will not be able to be opened in Artisan 4, so we suggest you don’t bring across a project you are in the middle of until you feel comfortable with Artisan 5.