In Windows 10, you can pin any folder to the taskbar. This will allow you to open that folder with one click. You need to simply follow these steps written below.
By default, Windows 10 does not allow the user to pin folders to the taskbar. However, there is a trick which can help you to bypass this limitation.
The idea behind the trick to pin folders to the taskbar is simple - since you can already pin executable files to the taskbar, you can make a shortcut to the folder you want to pin and replace its target path with the explorer.exe file. If you add the folder path as an argument for the explorer.exe app, that folder will be opened automatically from your shortcut.
To pin any folder to the taskbar in Windows 10, do the following.
- Right click the empty space on your Desktop. Select New - Shortcut in the context menu (see the screenshot).
- In the shortcut target box, type "explorer.exe " without quotes and add the path to your folder you want to pin to the taskbar. See the screenshot below.
Note: if the folder path contains spaces, enclose it in quotes as follows:
explorer.exe "c:\some path\some folder"
- Name your shortcut as you wish. You can use any name.
- Right click the shortcut you created and open its properties.
- Change the shortcut icon to some nice icon from the C:\windows\system32\imageres.dll file.
- Now, right click the shortcut you created and select "Pin to taskbar" in the context menu. See the following screenshot:
- The folder will be pinned to the taskbar. Now you can delete the shortcut you created from the Deskop. It is not required any more.
You are done. The folder will be pinned to the taskbar. Using this method, you can pin any folder you want to the taskbar or even a drive.