Create Desktop Shortcut to Favorites in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we explain how to create a Desktop shortcut to the Favorites in Windows 8. In Windows 8, we create a Favorites folder containing shortcut links to your Desktop, Downloads and Recent places folders to get to them easier. This is also available in Windows 7. 
 

How to create a Favorites folder in Windows 8?

 
Step 1
 
First, we must move to the Windows 8 Desktop and right-click then go to the "New" tab and then click "Shortcut".
 
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Step 2
 
Now paste the following in the location field and click "Next":
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}
 
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Step 3
 
Then we type the name of shortcut and click "Finish".
 
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Step 4
 
If we want to change the shortcut icon in our Desktop, then right-click on it and select "Properties".
 
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Step 5
 
Then click the "Change Icon" button under the Shortcut tab.
 
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Step 6
 
Select the icon and click "OK".
 
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Step 7
 
You can also pin it the Taskbar for easy access.
 
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Step 8
 
Or in Windows 8, you can pin the icon to the Start Screen.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Create Desktop Shortcut to Favorites in Windows 8.