Windows 10: How could I star or favorite folders? Solved

  1.    13 Jun 2016 #1

    How could I star or favorite folders?

    I have a folder, inside it contains 250+ folders containing images. SOme of the folders are important and I want to be able to star them or something so when I look in at them they stand out from the rest. Is there a way I could do this? I could go to properties and customize to change the icon but then the images inside don't display as a preview on the folder's icon. Any way to do what I'm asking?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       13 Jun 2016 #2

    Hello tuckertcs, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    As a workaround, you could compress the folder or a file to have it look like this below to stand out.

    Compress or Uncompress Files and Folders in Windows 10

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    Another option is to "Pin to Quick Access" the folder to be able to access it quickly in "Quick Access" in File Explorer. The folder won't stand out at the source location though.
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  3.    13 Jun 2016 #3

    exactly what I was looking for so thanks! :) I mean it's not a star but I don't care I justr need them to stand out so this works :) PERFECT
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       13 Jun 2016 #4

    You're most welcome. I'm glad it'll do the trick for you. :)
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  5.    14 Jun 2016 #5

    actually is there an alternative? whenever I drag a file into the folder the file becomes compressed but it gets annoying, I only want the folder compressed and I can do that where the folder is compressed but not the files but new files added default to compressed.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       14 Jun 2016 #6

    You might check out a 3rd party file manager program like the ones below to see if they may have this feature to flag folders.

    Explorer++ - Features

    Total Commander - home
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  7.    15 Jun 2016 #7

    ok. Actually I founf a program that can add tags to files so I could make a favorite or important tag to the folders abd then use the program to search for the favorite folders. It's called tagspace I really like it its cool.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       15 Jun 2016 #8

    Great news.
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