Windows 10: Quick Access folders

  1.    10 May 2017 #1

    Quick Access folders

    Right now Quick Access will show the real folder name once the folder is added.
    One might have multiple folders with an identical name but on different locations on the drive, e.g.

    Is there no way to provide these a kind of 'alias' in the Quick Access tree?

    I have been trying to add an icon to the folder in the folder under quick access (e.g. an Excel icon), but the folder is added to the original/actual folder, but not to the folder under quick access.

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  2.    10 May 2017 #2

    Hi, this is what I see (1607, anniversary edition) - have a look on Photos on E: (no icon) and Photos on H: (which has an icon):
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    Quick access shows the icon for H:\photos correctly.

    However, if I then iconise E:\Photos, the Quick Access entry is not updated. (I haven't tried rebuilding the icon cache or restarting).

    So on that elementary test, you should iconise the folder before it appears in QA.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    12 May 2017 #3

    Thanks for the tip. Probably adding an icon to the 'real' folder is the only way to do it. Personally, I don't know if I would like things that way.
    Admittedly, it is a matter of taste.
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