Windows 10: Is it possible to add FILES to Quick Access? Solved

  1.    26 Mar 2016 #1

    Is it possible to add FILES to Quick Access?


    Seems like only folders can be added to Quick Access but I'd like to pin a handful of files (Word docs) which I access frequently. Is there a way to do it?
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  2.    26 Mar 2016 #2

    I am not suer about Quick Access. But you could use toolbars which comes out to the same.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...s-7-vista.html
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  3. Posts : 20,778
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       26 Mar 2016 #3

    Hello Orlando,

    If you like, you could add a folder to Quick Access, then save your files to that folder to access them from the folder.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    26 Mar 2016 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Orlando,

    If you like, you could add a folder to Quick Access, then save your files to that folder to access them from the folder.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks Brink.... but because these 4 files live in different locations on my system and will continuously evolve, I prefer to keep them in their current location. I think I'll send shortcuts to them from the desktop....that is, until Microsoft gives us the ability to add files to Quick Access. I'm a bit surprised why that functionality is not currently available!
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  5. Posts : 20,778
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       26 Mar 2016 #5

    Quick access is more for recent files and favorite locations (folders) instead.

    Shortcuts in Quick Launch on the taskbar may be an option if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  6.    27 Mar 2016 #6

    Easily. Context Menu (right-click), add whatever to quick access
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  7.    27 Mar 2016 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Quick access is more for recent files and favorite locations (folders) instead.

    Shortcuts in Quick Launch on the taskbar may be an option if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
    OK I think this is the best solution at the moment for FILES to have some sort of quick access. Otherwise I will create PDFs and put them in Evernote.
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    Windows X (various flavours)
       27 Mar 2016 #8

    orlando1974 said: View Post
    Seems like only folders can be added to Quick Access but I'd like to pin a handful of files (Word docs) which I access frequently. Is there a way to do it?
    You could pin them to context menu of Word. First you have to pin Word to taskbar, then you can manage the pinned files..
    But have no idea about Quick Access - you can have a list of recent files there. So if you clean this list and after that start your files, they will be there.
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  9.    27 Mar 2016 #9

    AndreTen said: View Post
    You could pin them to context menu of Word. First you have to pin Word to taskbar, then you can manage the pinned files..
    But have no idea about Quick Access - you can have a list of recent files there. So if you clean this list and after that start your files, they will be there.
    Thanks for this other option about pinning them to context menu of Word. I had not thought about this.
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  10. Posts : 5,690
    Windows X (various flavours)
       27 Mar 2016 #10

    orlando1974 said: View Post
    Thanks for this other option about pinning them to context menu of Word. I had not thought about this.
    You're welcome! This is how I do it. After the project is done, start with the new one.
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