Windows 10 will not permit you to add folders to the taskbar explicitly. There is a convenient way to work on this feature in Windows 10. All you need to do is make a new folder shortcut and then add the shortcut to the taskbar. You can configure the Windows 10 taskbar as per your taste and choice in many aspects, but pinning a directory to your taskbar is not one of them for some purpose. The file explorer jump list helps you to access the latest files and add them to the list, but that’s not as useful as having a particular front and center directory. Luckily, you can add a shortcut to taskbar, and it’s easy to make a shortcut to a directory. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to pin folders to the Windows 10 taskbar.

Pin folders to the Windows 10 taskbar

To pin the folders to the Windows 10 taskbar, follow this procedure step by step:

Right-click on the desktop and select New -> Shortcut option as following image is showing:

Add new Shortcut

After clicking the Shortcut, the following screen will appear:

Browse

Now click the Browse button and select the path where you want to create a shortcut like this:

Choose a folder

After choosing the path, write “explorer” with quotes and a space before the path. Then click the Next button as the following image is showing. As soon as you will click the Next button, the following screen will appear:

Type of Shortcut: Folder

Now choose the name of shortcut as per your choice and click Finish button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will click the Finish button, the folder will appear on the mentioned path like this:

Folder Icon

Now drag the folder towards taskbar and pin to the taskbar like this:

Pin folder Shortcut to taskbar

The folder will be pinned to the taskbar like this:

Folder Icon is visible in Taskbar

Now there is no difference that it’s your folder or file explorer, so you need to change the icon of the pinned folder. Right-click on the folder shortcut and select the Properties option as follows:

Edit properties

As soon as you will click the Properties, the following dialogue box will appear:

Shortcut properties

Now choose the Shortcut tab and click the Change Icon button as highlighted in the above image. As you will click the Change Icon button, the following dialogue box will appear:

Choose Icon

Now select any icon of your choice and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will click OK button, this dialogue will close and following dialogue box will appear:

New Icon is visible for shortcut

As you can see the icon of the folder has been changed. Then click Apply and OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Taskbar with new Icon

Conclusion

By following this procedure you will be able to pin folders to the Windows 10 Taskbar.

How to pin Folders to the Windows 10 Taskbar
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About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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