How to Add Favorites to Windows Explorer in Windows 8


It is mentioned previously that Windows 8 is the latest operating system which allows us to add and remove favorites from Windows Explorer in Windows 8. Moreover the Windows 8 operating system includes improved features like improved search, improved Task Manager, inclusion of the Metro UI and many other features. In this article we will learn how to add or remove a folder in the Favorites category in Windows 8.

NOTE: We will be able to access these files easily without looking or searching for the file in the file system if we include our desired folder in the Favorites category.

How to Add Folders to the Favorite category

Step 1

First, we have to move on the Start window screen in Windows 8.

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Step 2

Then click on the Desktop icon present in the Windows 8 Start screen.

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Step 3

Then right-click on the "MyComputer" icon on the Desktop window and click on the open in the drop down menu.

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Step 4

Now we can find the favorite category in all Windows Explorer windows which is located towards left top of the Windows Explorer screen, as shown in following image.

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Step 5

If you want to add any folder to this category then you have to open the preferred file location and then right-click on the Favorite category, as shown in following image:

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NOTE - On clicking on Add current location to Favorite tab then the current folder will automatically be added to this category.

Step 6

If you want to remove any added folder then just right-click on the folder you want to remove from the Favorites category and click on the Remove tab from the dropdown menu.

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