Thanks. But, not only is actions not present in my file bar, when I right click it does nothing. So back to the drawing board. Unfortunately, I have high sierra 10.13.2. A definite step backwards for apple. moving computing backwards with each update.Hey Mark, Actions is in the Finder window top tab/bar. If it's not there, just right click the top bar, and customise toolbar, and you should be able to drag and add action to the top tab.
Then you should be able to go to the recents tab, and click through actions and customise this All My Files options...
Hope that helps!! After using this for a few months, it's still not quite as good as the original All My Files, but good enough for my dad to day use!