Pin Frequent Folders to Start menu or taskbar in Windows 10

Frequent Folders is a new feature implemented in Windows 10's File Explorer. In Windows 7 and Windows 8, frequently opened folders were accessible only via the jump list for Explorer. In Windows 10, you can however see your most frequently opened folders inside File Explorer in the 'Home' location. These folders are located in the Home location under a separate group. Let's see how to 'extract' this useful feature from Explorer and pin it to the Start menu or taskbar for faster access to them!

To pin Frequent Folders to the taskbar or to the Start menu, you need to create a special shortcut. Follow the instructions below.

  1. Create a new shortcut by right clicking an empty area of the Desktop -> New -> Shortcut and enter the following command as the shortcut target:
    explorer.exe shell:::{3936E9E4-D92C-4EEE-A85A-BC16D5EA0819}

    The command above is a special Shell location. You can get the list of such locations here: The most comprehensive list of shell locations in Windows 8.

  2. Name your shortcut as 'Frequent Folders' and set the proper icon from the C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll file as shown below:
  3. Now drag the shortcut you just created from the Desktop to the top left side or right side of the Start menu. It will be pinned to the Start menu:
  4. To pin Frequent Folders to the taskbar, right click the shortcut you created and select "Pin to taskbar" from the context menu.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Pin Frequent Folders to Start menu or taskbar in Windows 10”

  1. Heres the shortcut for “Home” C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{679F85CB-0220-4080-B29B-5540CC05AAB6}

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