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A Guide To Setup A Custom Startup Folder In Windows’ File Explorer

Every time you open up your Windows File Explorer and by default it opens to Libraries i.e. if you are using Windows 7 and 8. But if you are using Windows 10 then it will open to Quick access. If you want to save time navigating through the File Explorer to find the folder you frequently require. Then know that there is a simple and easy way to go about doing so. All you need to do is custom set up a Folder in Windows’ File Explorer.

Whenever you come across statements that say custom set up for startup folder in Windows, it’s quite natural for you to think that you will not be able to do this. After all, you are not a techie. Well, to be able to customize your startup folder in Windows, you do not have to be a techie. All you need to do is follow a few well-guided instruction and you will be able to customize your startup folder.

Setting up Custom Startup Folder:

If you are using Windows 7 and 8 here, is what you need to do:

1. You can start by right clicking on the File Explorer, then in the small pop up menu right click on Properties.

2. After which, in the window that opens in the small tabs that are on top of the window, there is Shortcut tab.

3. From the moment you click on Shortcut the dialog box of the column Target gets filled and then click OK at the bottom of the window. This way whenever you open Windows explorer icon, it will open to the Folder you have chosen.

If ever, while doing this or trying out and experimenting with your files and documents and customization you end up accidentally deleting or losing files then remember there is no need to panic. This is because there is a simple method to get back data from Windows 7. All you need to do is click on the link given.

If you are using Windows 10 then here is what you need to do. Also, remember that there are two simple ways to go about doing this.

Method 1:

1. Open File Explorer and choose the folder you want to open by default. Now right click on that folder and from the drop down menu click on Shortcut.

2. Know that when you do this a shortcut to that folder has been created in the very same location.

3. Now go ahead and select the shortcut and press F2 so that you can rename the Shortcut folder in the File Explorer.

4. At this point, you probably would want to change the Folder icon that is in File Explorer. And to be able to do so all you have to do is right click on the new shortcut folder and click on Properties.

5. From the window that opens on top, there are small tabs and one of them is Shortcut. Click on that and at the bottom, you get an option called Change Icon.

6. Once, you click on change icon a small window opens with different icons. You can select the one you prefer and click on OK and close that window.

7. Now, all you need to do is Copy the new Shortcut Folder in File Explorer and then Paste it in the File Explorer.

Method 2:

1. Open the File Explorer, know that in Windows 10 by default it opens to Quick Access. Therefore, if you have a folder that is in This PC then here is what you need to do.

2. Now all you need to do is right click on Quick Access and in the pop up menu click on Options.

3. When you click on Option a small window opens where under the general tab there is a dialog box next to ‘Open File Explorer to’.

4. When you click on the down pointed arrow in that dialog box, you get the option of either Quick Access or This PC.

5. All you need to do is click on This PC and then click OK at the bottom of the window. So, the next time you open File Explorer it will automatically open to This PC.

Please go ahead and use these simple steps depending on the version of Window you are using.

A Guide To Setup A Custom Startup Folder In Windows’ File Explorer was last modified: June 1st, 2017 by John Harris
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