Project Description
Create custom folders beneath the Computer node in the Windows 8 File Explorer left-hand navigation panel and manage visibility of system defined known folders.

How to use Folderize

  1. Run it
  2. Click things

Yeah, that's about it. If you can't figure it out, put down the mouse and step away from the computer...

File Explorer Special Tip

Prior to Windows 8.1, you could change the default folder opened by the File Explorer icon pinned to the taskbar. Right-click the icon, choose Properties, and change the Target field.

In Windows 8.1, the Target field is disabled even for local administrators. But there is an alternate solution that works just as well:

  1. From the desktop, right-click any blank area, select New... Shortcut.  The Create Shortcut window appears.
  2. Enter the File Explorer command: %windir%\explorer.exe
    followed by the path you want.

    %windir%\explorer.exe C:\

    or to specify My Computer:

    %windir%\explorer.exe :: {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

  3. Click Next, enter a name for the shortcut such as File Explorer
  4. Click Finished
  5. Unpin the default File Explorer from the taskbar
  6. Drag this new shortcut to the taskbar from your desktop

The only caveat is that when you open from this shortcut that a new temporary icon will appear in the taskbar rather than highlighting the shortcut icon.  A tiny issue.

Last edited Nov 12, 2014 at 10:37 PM by stevenmcohn, version 6