Windows 10: Create custom shell folders for Windows 10

  1. davidvkimball's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Aug 2015 #1

    Create custom shell folders for Windows 10

    Hello friends!

    I've posted this before in EightForums with no luck, so I thought I'd try again here.

    Is there a known way to create your own custom shell folders or "special folders?" Default shell folders are Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc. The benefit of a shell folder is you can place it in a Users' Personal Folder, but have the location actually be in another location (even another drive).

    An example of a program adding a shell folder would be Zune with "Podcasts."

    A shell folder can be identified by its "Location" tab in the properties menu.

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    I'd like to create my own shell folders to things like "Books" or "Programs" etc. with kinds of files I make. Sort of like a library.

    Let me know if this is possible!


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  2.    13 Aug 2015 #2

    I don't know how important it is to you that the folder must strictly be a "shell" folder, but you can achieve the same functionality with either symbolic links or junctions.

    This article explains symbolic links and how to create them:
    Complete Guide to Symbolic Links (symlinks) on Windows or Linux

    Symbolic Link Context Menu Download:
    Link Shell Extension
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