How to access a folder just by typing its Name

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    How to access a folder just by typing its Name


    Hi, I want to know how do I access a folder only by typing its name like we access "Documents, Onedrive, Links, Music" etc.

    I want to be able to access this folder from anywhere like from typing its name on the run command or in the explorer address bar.

    Let's say the folder is in W:\md\work

    I already tried to put a link to the folder in the userprofile but it didn't work.
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    ricardobohner said: View Post
    Hi, I want to know how do I access a folder only by typing its name like we access "Documents, Onedrive, Links, Music" etc.

    I want to be able to access this folder from anywhere like from typing its name on the run command or in the explorer address bar.

    Let's say the folder is in W:\md\work

    I already tried to put a link to the folder in the userprofile but it didn't work.
    Just start typing the name in the Search on the bottom left of the task bar. Depending on how you have it set up, it could look like this or a full Cortana search bar. Or click the Start Menu button and start typing the folder name. Either way.

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    I would just normally + E and then type the folder name i.e. Music and whack enter...
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    Thanks for the replys but that's not what I meant. What I want is to just type the folder name from anywhere File explorer address bar, run command,

    For example when I type in the folder name "Work" in the file explorer address bar it opens chrome with this in the address bar "work/"...

    When I type: Downloads, Music, Links etc...everything goes fine. I want this but for my personalized folder.
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    For example when I type in the folder name "Work" in the file explorer address bar it opens chrome with this in the address bar "work/"...
    file explorer is designed to do two things with a string in the address bar:

    a. If it's a path with an exact match, it opens the specified file or folder.
    b. if not, it performs an internet search.

    For any other option there, I think you'd need to have a word with Satya or whoever the relevant design team leader might be.

    There are 3rd party tools that provide uniform access to favourites and recent items across dialogues - file explorer, open/save dialogues- which are a great convenience.

    If you modified your approach, you might find some great tools.
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    If you have just a few such folders and don't mind using something like %work% instead of work , for example, would the "System Variable" approach work for you?
    Set New User and System Environment Variables in Windows | Tutorials
    Create Custom Environment Variables in Windows
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    das10 said: View Post
    If you have just a few such folders and don't mind using something like %work% instead of work , for example, would the "System Variable" approach work for you?
    Set New User and System Environment Variables in Windows | Tutorials


    Create Custom Environment Variables in Windows
    Thanks I know about system variables but that's not what I'm looking for. I suspect that the solution is somewhere in the registry.
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    ricardobohner said: View Post
    Thanks I know about system variables but that's not what I'm looking for. I suspect that the solution is somewhere in the registry.
    Did you try what I posted here?

    How to access a folder just by typing its Name - Windows 10 Forums
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    Dick, he wants more ...
    I want to be able to access this folder from anywhere like from typing its name on the run command or in the explorer address bar.
    If you enter downloads or documents or pictures in the Run box and press Enter, File explorer opens that folder. So whatever is unique about the User folders is why this works for them.

    Maybe a NTFS Junction/symlink in the Users folder pointing to W:\md\work would do the trick?
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    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Yes, thanks but not what i'm looking for.
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