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Poppa John
24-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Hi All How do I find Favorites & put a "My Favorites" icon at the bottom of the screen? Thanks. PJ

24-07-2014, 03:49 PM
Assuming you are meaning the Favorites for internet sites ( theres a Different Favorites in explorer as well) Pinning to the Start screen is a piece of cake. The Favorites for the internet will be in your user folder.

If its not on the desktop, right click any blank spot / Personalize / top Left - Change desktop Icons - Tick users Files. To pin to the start screen, right click the folder, pin to Start.

If you are wanting it on the Task Bar, theres a bit of mucking about as W8 doesn't have the option by default to pin a folder, only a exe.

Just found & tried http://www.intowindows.com/3-ways-to-pin-folders-to-taskbar-in-windows-8-1/ Method 1 has a link for a program called pin to 8 http://winaero.com/download.php?view.36

The download is a gray button a little down the page just above the Donate Button. Download it unzip it, run it. It Doesn't install so its stand alone. Select Folder option - navigate to the Favorites Folder in your User Name, select it, and it will pin to the taskbar, as shown Below :)


26-07-2014, 06:55 PM
The Favorites feature in Explorer for Windows 7 and 8 is one of the best inventions ever imho. (aside from my mug holder)

Once you learn how to add your favorite folders there - navigation becomes much faster.