Users who have been using either Windows 7 RC or Windows 7 RTM might have already noticed the Favorites in Windows 7 explorer. If you are new to Windows 7, open Windows explorer (computer or any other folder) to view the Favorites in the left pane.
By default, Windows 7’s explorer displays three items under Favorites: Desktop, Downloads, and Recent Places. Adding a new folder not only lets you access frequently used folders easily & quickly, but saves enough time as well.
To add a particular folder or location to the Favorites, follow the simple two steps given below:
1. Navigate to the folder location which you would like to view under Favorites.
2. In the left side pane, right-click on the Favorites icon and select Add current location to Favorites.
That’s all. The new location will show under Favorites from now on. To remove a specific folder from Favorites, just right-click on the folder (under Favorites) and select Remove option.