Add Any Folder to Favorites in Windows 7 and Windows 8

The Favorites folder found in Windows 7 and Windows 8 provides the user an easy way to organize and launch the folders that they use often.

The Favorites folder was introduced in Windows 7 and continues in Windows 8. Displayed within the left sidebar, Favorites provides easy access to popular locations within Explorer.

Multiple methods exist for adding a folder to Favorites; however, these step-by-step directions will walk you through one of the easiest ways.

1. First, launch Windows Explorer and open the folder which you want to pin into the Favorites. In this case we will open C:\Program Files folder.

2. Once the desired folder is open, navigate to the left pane and right click on the Favorites menu. It can be identified by its Start-like icon.

3.Then a new menu will appear. Select the Add Current location to Favorites option.

Additionally, folders can be dragged into the Favorites area as another method for pinning them there. Once you completed these steps, your desired folder will be added to the Favorites folder.

 

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2 Responses to “Add Any Folder to Favorites in Windows 7 and Windows 8”

  1. January 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm, Jim said:

    You can take this one step further…after you have created your favorite, you right-click on the favorite and rename it to something other than what it was originally. For instance, if you favorite a folder that may have a “system” name to it, you can rename it to something you would remember easily. This would also come in handy if you happened to have a need to favorite two folders that are named the same but come from different directories.

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  2. March 09, 2014 at 3:32 pm, LocutusNC said:

    There is no Favorites folder in the Windows 8.1 folder tree.

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