With Windows 10, there is a better way to quickly view and access recently opened files and folders. The Quick Access, which can be accessed by either clicking the File Explorer icon on the taskbar or simultaneously pressing Windows and E keys (Windows+E), displays recently opened files and folders.
Although long time Windows users who are used to Windows+E hotkey to open Computer might find this bit annoying but you can configure Windows 10 to display all partitions (drives) in Home or you can go through our Make Windows+E open This PC (Computer) in Windows 10 guide to see My Computer whenever you press Windows+E or click File Explorer icon.
In addition to drives, you can also pin folders that you access very often to the Quick Access for the easy access.
Note that Windows 10 doesn’t support pinning files to the Home folder without the help of third-party tools. However, it lets you pin folders and files to taskbar out of the box.
Pin your favourite folders to Quick Access
Pinning a folder to Home is pretty straight-forward. Complete the given below instructions to pin a folder to Home in Windows 10.
Step 1: Navigate the folder that you would like to add to Home.
Step 2: Right-click on the folder and then click Pin to Home option to pin the folder to Home.
Note that you can add multiple folders to Home at a time. To do so, select all the folders that you want to pin, right-click on them, and then click Pin to Home option.
It’s worth noting that you can’t add as many folders/drives as you want to the Home. In my case, it allowed a total of 10 folders/drives.
To remove a pinned folder from Home
Step 1: Open Home by clicking the File Explorer icon or using Windows+E hotkeys.
Step 2: Right-click on the folder that you want to remove from Home and then click Unpin from Home option to remove the same. That’s it!
To remove multiple folders at once, select all the folders that you want to remove, right-click on them, and then click Unpin from Home option.
And if you want to remove recent files and folders from Home, please go through our how to remove recent files and folders from Home guide for step-by-step instructions.