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Windows 7: Creating shortcuts to folders and pinning them

Windows 7: Creating shortcuts to folders and pinning them

I need a system for having instant access to particular directories while not taking up too much screen space (ie: IMO, object dock is too obtrusive). At this point I am making short cuts to various "most used" folders onto my desktop... I need a better system.

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Guest [Entry]

"If you are using Windows 7, it's really easy to quickly access your folders without installing any applications. First of all, make sure that you have Windows Explorer pinned to the taskbar (it is there by default).

If it is there, open it and navigate to the folder you want to access with ease. Select the folder and simply drag-and-drop it's icon onto the Windows Explorer icon in the taskbar.

After you pinned all the folders you need, you can quickly access them by right-clicking on the icon of Windows Explorer on the taskbar. You will see the folders under the 'Pinned' section on the top. You can rearrange these by drag-and-drop.

See images here: IMAGES"
Guest [Entry]

"Have a look at Anvir Task Manager Free. Among tons of other useful features, you can access your favorite (Add Folder To This List) and most recent locations from the system tray:

A portable version is also available."