How to Quickly Access Your Favorite Files and Folders in Windows with Quick Access Popup

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Grant Goodwin
How to Quickly Access Your Favorite Files and Folders in Windows with Quick Access Popup
  1. How can you quickly search for files and folders?
  2. Why do my quick access folders disappeared?
  3. How do I move files to quick access?
  4. How do I add recent folders to quick access?

How can you quickly search for files and folders?

Open an Explorer window in the location where you want to search. Click or tap in the Search box. A Search tab appears with advanced options. Click or tap the This PC, Current folder, or All subfolders to specify a search location.

Why do my quick access folders disappeared?

Choose Change folder and search options from the pull-down menu. Make sure Quick access (instead of This PC) is selected from the list after Open File Explorer to. Uncheck Show recently used files in Quick access option and Show frequently used folders in Quick access option under the Privacy area.

How do I move files to quick access?

Here's how to do so:

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the folder that you want to pin to Quick Access.
  3. Select that folder by clicking on it.
  4. Click the Home tab on the Ribbon. The Home tab is shown.
  5. In the Clipboard section, click the Pin to Quick Access button. The selected folder is now listed in Quick Access.

How do I add recent folders to quick access?

To Pin Recent Folders to Quick Access in Windows 10,

Right-click on the pinned Recent folders entry in the left pane of File Explorer, and select Unpin from Quick Access from the context menu. Or, right-click the Recent folders item under Frequent Folders in the Quick Access folder.


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