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How to add a folder to the Quick Access section of the File Explorer window.

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The Quick Access section of the File Explorer window (known as the Favorites section in Windows® 8 operating system), is a place where you can pin your favorite files, providing direct access to files that you use often. The Quick Access section also includes an automatically populated list of recently-accessed files and frequently-accessed folders.

Follow these steps to manually add a folder to the Quick Access section:

  • From outside of the folder you want to add:
    1. Navigate to the desired folder.
    2. Right-click the folder and select Pin to Quick Access.

      Pin to Quick access

  • From inside the folder you want to add:
    1. Navigate to and click to open the desired folder.
    2. In the top left corner of the window, click Home.

      Quick access - Home

    3. Click Pin to Quick Access.

      Quick access