Making Favorites Your Default Explorer Quick Launch Path

My Favorites are My Favorites for a reason.

I access them all the time and when Windows 7 defaults to Libraries from the Quick Launch shortcut, it takes an extra step to get to My Favorites.  Sometimes I even have to scroll up to get to the Favorite.  I want my Quick Launch shortcut to open My Favorites.  If you are looking for that too, here are some easy steps:

  1. Close any Explorer windows you have open.
  2. Hold Shift while right-clicking the Quick Launch shortcut.  Click Properties at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select the Shortcut Tab if it is not already.Capture4
  4. Change the Target to %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}Capture5
  5. Click Okay.                                         Capture6

That’s it!  Your Explorer Quick Launch shortcut will now start in My Favorites, giving you quick access to what you’ve selected as your Favorites!

Share Button

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top