System hacks: Customize your own “lazy” folder

Many people put frequently accessed folders on their desktop for easy access. Therefore, we often see some “lazy” people, the desktop has a lot of their own folder. In fact, the “convenience” of the desktop is also relative. So, apart from the desktop, what other channels can you customize your own “lazy” folder?

1. Create resource links in the taskbar

First, we can use a hidden “links” toolbar on the taskbar to create their own resource links. First, click the right mouse button in the blank space of the toolbar, in the pop-up shortcut menu, select “Toolbar → Links” (Figure 1).


Then, we can see a “Link” text button in the toolbar. At this point, we can drag and drop folders or other resources that we commonly use onto this “link”. After dragging, the prompt “Move to/Copy to link” will appear, and after releasing the mouse, a double-arrow icon will appear to the right of the “Link” button, click the icon to expand the menu, and you can see the content you just dragged in (Figure 2).


2. Borrow the “Desktop” menu from the taskbar

We can also use the hidden “Desktop” menu on the taskbar, combined with the “Send to Desktop Shortcut” command, to display our frequently used resources in the form of “Desktop” menu on the on the taskbar.

First, right-click the blank space on the taskbar and select “Toolbars→Desktop” in the pop-up menu (Figure 3).


After that, we can see the “Desktop” button on the toolbar (small button with double arrows on the right side) and click on it to see the desktop resources. After that, if we have a resource that we need to access frequently, just send it to the desktop shortcut, and then we can access the shortcut we sent through this button menu in the taskbar (Figure 4).


Tip: If you feel that too many things sent to the desktop cause desktop clutter, you can also right-click the desktop menu command “View → Show Desktop Icons”, the desktop icons are hidden, out of sight, out of mind. Because of the “desktop” menu, so it will not affect the use of.

3. Use the “Start” menu left and right keys to operate

In Windows 10 “Settings” set “Select which folders to show on the Start menu”, from the list of settings, select “Personal Folders” for “On” (Figure 5). Then, put the resources you often access in the system “Personal Folder”, you can always access these resources through “Start → Personal Folder”.


In addition, we can place frequently used items in the Start context menu.

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