How do I set up a short cut to a specific folder in my Open File dialog?

I have a folder for all the documents I’m currently working in a specific folder on my computer. I would like to include this folder in the list of shortcuts that appears in the Open File dialogue window. How can I do this on my Windows 7 PC?

There are different ways to do this depending on which operating system you’re using, so it’s a good thing you included that fact that you’re using Windows 7. Windows 7 has a Favourites folder that appears in your Open File dialog and it’s quite easy to add a new folder to it.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open one of the applications you were using (example Word)
  2. Navigate to the folder you wanted added to your Favourites
  3. Right-click on the Favourites icon in the left-hand column
  4. Click on “Add current location to Favourites”

Once it’s in the Favourites folder, you can move shortcuts around to change the order. So next time you’re looking for that document you wrote about the causes of adult acne you know you can find it without any trouble 😉

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