[HowTo] Pin A Folder To Windows Explorer Jump List In Windows 7

Posted In Tutorials - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Friday, March 2nd, 2012 With 0 Comments

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Windows Explorer in Windows 7 includes a Jump List that lists the most frequently opened folders for faster access to them. In addition, above the most frequently visited folders are your pinned folders (or favorites) that remained in order as is.

A pinned folder actually is one that you manually add to the Jump List and remains there until you remove it. For those folders you access on a daily basis, one of the options you have for making their easy accessibly is to pin them to the Jump List.

To pin a folder location follow these simple steps:

  1. Right-click on any folder wherever it might be (desktop or within Explorer)
  2. Drag that folder icon to the Explorer shortcut on the Taskbar.
  3. A message appears that reads, “Pin to Windows Explorer” before you release the mouse button.
  4. Release the right mouse button.
  5. The folder will appear under “Pinned” section of the Jump List.
  6. You can also remove a folder from the Jump List by clicking the “Unpin from this list” icon on the right side of the panel.

Simple but effective steps.