Recent or By date menus are not shown on screen

Set-up : 3 WDTV Lives + wired Gigabit network + Buffalo Linkstation NAS (for media storage)

Firmware: 1.02.21


I am able to access my media files (music, photos and movies) on my NAS. 

My NAS has 4 shared drives.  Each time I have to browse into the drive and select the file itself.

The recent or popular menu is not available on screen.

How do I fix this?