We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
2,862 Tutorials

Add a folder to Windows Explorer Favorites list

Customise Windows' favourites list

In Windows 7 and Vista, Windows Explorer has a Favourites list in the left-hand pane. By default it includes several folders, although they differ between the two versions of Windows. To make the Favorites list truly useful, you'll want to add the folders you use most often.

To do this, simply navigate to a folder you regularly use, then right-click on the Favorites link itself and choose Add current location to Favorites.

See also: Windows 7 Advisor

To remove an item from the list, again right-click on Favorites and choose Open in new window. This displays the list of shortcuts, which you can delete at will. Since they are just shortcuts, you won't delete the folder to which it links.

Windows Favorites list

IDG UK Sites

Very best Black Friday 2014 tech deals UK: Latest bargains on phones, tablets, laptops and more...

IDG UK Sites

Tech trends 2015: 3D printing grows up

IDG UK Sites

10 mind-blowing Oculus Rift experiments that reveal VR's practical potential

IDG UK Sites

Black Friday 2014 UK: Apple deals, Amazon deals & other Black Friday tech offers