Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated October 4, 2021)
Shortcuts in Windows 10 are a quick way to open or launch a specific item on your computer. We have shared many articles talking about shortcuts, from creating a shortcut to understanding them. As discussed in those articles, it is not only easy to create a shortcut; it is also conducive if you have apps or other items that you frequently use and open often. As you begin using shortcuts more regularly, you will find more items for which a shortcut might be helpful. One such shortcut is a shortcut that would open your Favorites folder.
While creating a shortcut is easy, the more difficult part is targeting a specific location such as what many users know as "special folders"; these are folders such as the Recycle Bin. Let's take a look at how to create a shortcut to the Favorites folder.
Once you have created the shortcut, you can then if you want to customize the link a bit more. Two things you can modify on the shortcut is adding a shortcut key or changing the icon. Now with your shortcut to the Favorites folder, you can start saving a bit of time in jumping to the folder faster.
This tip (11309) applies to Windows 10.
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