The thing about Windows is that there’s software, especially free software available for almost every imaginable task on the computer. So much so that people don’t bother to tweak the built-in Windows settings and make it work for them. All they do is quickly search for a software, install it and go on with their lives.
So, if we were to ask you the best ways to quickly access your most used folders on Windows 7, it’s highly likely that most of you will suggest a tool like Launchy or Everything. Those are great tools no doubt, but if you are someone who likes to keep his system clean and fast by limiting the installation of third-party programs then you’d be glad to know that there are a number of really cool ways to get to your frequently used folders in Windows 7. And you won’t need a software for that.
If we’ve piqued your interest already, it’s time you check these 7 ways. All of them are one of their kind really.
Then you can quickly launch them by accessing the right-click jumplist menu.
3. Pin folders to Taskbar
If you do not like the above setting and want to avoid that extra jumplist click then you can pin folders to the taskbar independently. That would give you a single click access to your favorite folder.
If you have noted, Windows Explorer features a Favorites section wherein you have shortcuts for the locations that you are likely to use often. With this you can quickly reach these locations, no matter where you are currently.
If you have something that you keep reaching frequently, navigate to that location, right-click on the Favorites icon and Add current location to Favorites. Then you would be able to access that location with a single click.
5. Open Current Folder from Command Prompt
If you are a command line guy and rely more on working from that end, you should also know the trick of opening the current working directory on GUI without diverting yourself from the interface.
7. Configure Keywords to Open Folders from Run Dialog
The sweetest thing has to come last. This method describes and lets you create your own commands that the Run dialog would understand. All you would need to do is remember the association of command to the location, meaning the shortcut.
While we tried to make the list comprehensive with whatever we had in mind, there could be endless ways in the same line. If you have something unique which you have been using and feel that it should be a part of this list, share with us in the comments section. We would be more than glad to make additions.
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