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Windows 7: Add Desktop to Explorer panel

13 Nov 2010   #1
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Add Desktop to Explorer panel

You know where you have Favourites, Library etc. on the left of explorer windows? (The explorer panel). I want to add Desktop as a stand alone entry. No sub folders, nada. Just a desktop link. Is that possible?


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13 Nov 2010   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fimble View Post
You know where you have Favourites, Library etc. on the left of explorer windows? (The explorer panel). I want to add Desktop as a stand alone entry. No sub folders, nada. Just a desktop link. Is that possible?
Yes go to C:\Users\your name\Desktop then click on Include in Library top of explorer by Organize then click on Create new library then move it where you want.

New Library - Create

Jerry


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13 Nov 2010   #3
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the answer Bongo, I already have it in Favourites. Hoping to get it on it's own as it's my usual quick download point for images.
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15 Nov 2010   #4
TBVNZ

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Try: QTTabBar | Download QTTabBar software for free at SourceForge.net
It wont do anything for your explorer panel but it will add tabs to the top for any folder you want for quick access. I cant do without it now!
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