Add or Remove Favorites from Home in Windows 10

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Windows 10 shows you a favorite folder in your Home directory of the File Explorer. This favorite folder contains all the links that are stored in your Links folder in your account folder (X:\(username)\Links). Some people want to remove or add this feature to their Home view. In this article we’ll explain how you can accomplish this very easily! Let’s get started

By the way if you are interested you can add links to your favorites by adding them in your Links folder šŸ™‚ Like adding WindowsInstructed.com!

Windows 10: Favorites in Home folder
Windows 10: Favorites in Home folder

Add Favorite in the Home directory

1. Open File Explorer

2. Click on View

3. Click on Options

4. Click on Change Folder and Search Options

Windows 10: Folder Options
Windows 10: Folder Options

5. Then under the General tab, and under the Navigation Pane group, check the box Show Favorites

Windows 10: Check show Favorites
Windows 10: Check show Favorites

RemoveĀ Favorite in the Home directory

1. Open File Explorer

2. Click on View

3. Click on Options

4. Click on Change Folder and Search Options

Windows 10: Folder Options
Windows 10: Folder Options

5. Then under the General tab, and under the Navigation Pane group, uncheck the box Show Favorites

Windows 10: Uncheck show Favorites
Windows 10: Uncheck show Favorites
Yuri Pustjens
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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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