Windows 10: Any Way To Make Permanent Folder Icons on Desktop?


  1. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1
       23 Jun 2015 #1

    Any Way To Make Permanent Folder Icons on Desktop?


    I'm hoping you guys have some cool freeway apps or tricks around to help me out.

    I'm looking for a way to put specific shortcuts on the desktop, mainly to folders, but make them permanent, so I can't move them or delete them. I still want to be able to select, move and delete other files and shortcuts.

    Anything out there?
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  2.    23 Jun 2015 #2

    There is no way to make some icons unmoveable, but other icons not. The best you can do is use a utility that will save and restore icon positions. Stardock Fences is one of my favorites, but there are also others.
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  3. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       23 Jun 2015 #3

    I'm definitely aware that this requires a 3rd party utility or program.

    What's everyone's favorite "quick launch"? I've used Rocket Dock and Launchy but it's probably been over 5 years since I've touched either.

    What would be perfect is if I could easily/quickly add folders to the WinX Menu. I'm sure you can with something like the WinAero editor, but that requires a utility to do. What if you could right click a folder and "Pin To WinX"? That said I do want the ability to rename the shortcut.

    Launchy might need another look...
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  4. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       23 Jun 2015 #4

    Mystere said: View Post
    There is no way to make some icons unmoveable, but other icons not. The best you can do is use a utility that will save and restore icon positions. Stardock Fences is one of my favorites, but there are also others.
    Fences looks like it may be worth a try.. But.. $10. Hmm...

    Do people actually subscribe to Object Desktop Infinite? Multiplicity looks like Synergy.. or IS it Synergy?
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  5.    24 Jun 2015 #5

    Rightclick taskbar -> toolabars -> new toolbar... then navigate to a folder that contains the shortcuts. You then can customize it as desired. I recommend removing all text, switching to big icons, then give each folder a unique icon to identify it with. Here's an example:
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    The two on the right are applications, but the three middle ones are folders.

    Though to be honest I just created a temporary crap folder in my user drive and pinned it to File Explorer.
    Last edited by FuturDreamz; 24 Jun 2015 at 23:43.
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  6. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       24 Jun 2015 #6

    FuturDreamz said: View Post
    Rightclick taskbar -> toolabars -> new toolbar... then navigate to a folder that contains the shortcuts. You then can customize it as desired. I recommend removing all text, switching to big icons, then give each folder a unique icon to identify it with. Here's an example:
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    The two on the right are applications, but the three middle ones are folders.
    Yep, I did that until I started using True Launch Bar. Check it out. It has soo many customization options. Flyouts and submmenus are a huge space save.
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