Steps to Add any Folder or App to My Computer in Windows

What do you do to go to drives in your system, obviously open My computer or File Explorer or windows Explorer. Explorer is a common gateway to access our drives and the folders in it. Today we will be discussing about how you can add your Favorite Folder or Program to My Computer in Windows 8 to access them as soon as you get to the File Explorer.favorite added explorer

At times many users out there must be looking around how to access the favorite folder directly from the explorer. My Computer or Computer is where you can access your drives and devices connected to your PC. Once you get to the Windows or File explorer you can access libraries, favorites and other favorite folders. For easier access to your favorite folder or most accessed folders, you can add them to My Computer. Here is how you can add Your Favorite Folder or Program to My Computer in Windows 8.

Simple Steps to add any folder or app My computer in Windows 8

  • Press Windows + R to open the run box and type in %appdata%.and hit enter. It will open the hidden folder “Roaming”
  • In the folder, navigate to sub folder \Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts

Add shortcuts

  • Here you can paste shortcuts to any folder, app or drive or opt to create a shortcut on the desktop and then copy it here.

Upon successfully completion the steps you now can open My Computer and you the Apps and folders listed under the Network Locations. Thereby, making it easier for you to access your favorite folder within couple of clicks.

The procedure described above can be used in both Windows 7 and Windows 8 to add your favorite folders to Windows explorer and access it easily.
Upon following the tutorial here you can now easily access your favorite Folder or Apps from My Computer.


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