The previous public release of Windows 8, Windows 8 Developer Preview, didn’t allow users to pin folders to the Start screen, even with the help of third-party tools. The recently released Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes many new features and improvements compared to the previous version.
Microsoft has improved the Start screen and its capabilities in the latest release, and users can now easily pin a folder to the Start screen for quick access. For example, you can pin your favorite movie’s folder to the Start screen.
If you frequently access a folder, you can easily pin it to the Start screen in Windows 8. You can also pin a disk drive to the Start screen. Follow the instructions given below to pin a folder to the Windows 8 Start screen.
Step 1: Navigate to the folder’s location that you want to pin to the Start screen.
Step 2: Select the folder that you want to pin to the Start screen.
Step 3: Right-click on the folder and simply select the Pin to Start option.
Expand the Explorer Ribbon. Under the Home tab, click on Easy Access and then select Pin to Start to pin the selected folder to the Start screen.
Please note that you can pin only one folder at a time. To add another folder, follow the above steps again.