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Windows 10 rename quick access files free download
I know the current answer might be “not possible”, but we need this flexibility in place before moving some of our users to Windows As an advocate for our internal customers and the usage of SharePoint libraries for document control, please help me find a way to rename those Quick Access links without impacting the actual name of the folder it’s pointing to.
In the various sites, the Document Libraries maintain the same naming convention to improve the User Experience in the sites themselves, but we are able to add those links to the Windows 7 Favorites list and rename the links based on user preference. In Windows 10, with the Quick Access bar, we’re able to add the Document Library links to the list, but can’t rename them. This won’t work for our users since the names of those libraries are all the same.
In effect, the user running Windows 10 would see 5 “Documents” links that point to 5 different SharePoint Document Libraries. They wouldn’t know which link was what, and this will be a horrible User Experience for them. Although I have found workarounds, those will introduce a number of new steps into their processes and materially impact their efficiency in managing corporate documents.
So is there a way to do this? Or is there a way to get the Windows 7-style Favorites to show underneath or replace the Quick Access feature in File Explorer? Microsoft, if this is not currently possible, please make it so in one of the next Windows 10 Updates. We rely heavily on this capability in Windows 7 and this likely will prevent us from upgrading to Windows 10 for those users until we have this flexibility.
In addition, please try ask for help from SharePoint forum to see if can give you hints. Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff microsoft. I know this is an old post, but I have a much better solution to this than what I’ve found online creating symbolic links.
Granted, this will now add each ‘shortcut’ you wish to add to Quick Access to the Libraries section, but it’s easy enough to simply hide the Libraries in Windows Explorer and utilize only Quick Access. Hope this helps, because it drove me nuts trying to find a solution to this Microsoft-created for no damn reason problem. As NPT66 mentioned, creating symbolic links is the way to go.
Quote from another article here thanks to Cecilia Zhou, whom I’m quoting! If it’s not working, make sure you have each path in quotes if there are spaces in any of the folder names e. Then, you can replace the network drive letter in the path to the network drive folder with the correct server name. At least for Network locations If you’ve tried like me to add a network location to a Library – denied due to it not being indexed and ridiculously, the link presented in the dialog box, “How can this folder be indexed?
Forget it, I’m pretty sure MS don’t want you to use “Libraries” anymore Just use the System Folders, and network shares. Feel free to rename the shortcuts you create here so that they are sorted to your liking!
Strangely, the ‘Desktop’ under ‘This PC’ is not actually your Desktop – I don’t know what the go is here, but when you change the Navigation Pane to ‘Show all folders’, your actual Desktop appears at the top, and will have all the other content in it that is actually on your Desktop. With a second Desktop still under This PC I am on a work Domain, so I don’t know if this has something to do with it , and crazily Folders on your actual Desktop appear at the very bottom of the Navigation Pane!
It infuriates me that the Navigation Pane is not able to be custom sorted, but that is yet another UX issue. A possibility that may or may not be suitable in your situation You can amend the display alias of any folder without renaming it using a desktop. You can’t set this from File Explorer the interface still exists but no longer works on the folder itself, only the files within it : you have to use a Command Prompt.
Quick Access will respect this convention, although some apps will fail to display the alias and will show the actual path instead. The desktop. Bear in mind that if you change the alias for a system folder, such as Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, then the names will remain fixed when the language of the OS is changed implications for Multilingual users.
Also, once an alias is defined in desktop. I tried various proposed solutions involving links made through mklink, Junction and Powershell commands creating links named what I preferred to name the Quick Access to a remote folder , but none worked. Here is a work-around that was successful remote machine is Windows 7 , at least for my purposes:.
Create a Share Name that is what you want for the Quick Access item. In right pane look for the share name you added above. Right-click it and select “Pin to Quick Access”.
Hope this helps. I’m really impressed how Microsoft will spend the resources on someone to monitor and make ridiculously petty comments on how a post is marked but won’t offer any hope of a solution.
And I wouldn’t plan on seeing them fix this, since they still haven’t fixed the problem with the excel screen freezing after unlocking Pane views. It’s great that users can rely on each other to fix problems Microsoft creates and can’t be bothered addressing. You wouldn’t know how to fix Excel Freeze Pane locking the display when you change a filter, would you?
That’s been around since I really love Tiles. Too bad I can’t use Tiles on Win 10 Desktop without losing the basic purpose of Windows – having multiple applications open at the same time that I can both view and use.
I can have two side by side, oh boy! Really useful on a 27″ screen. I may as well go back to a 12″ monitor. Microsoft finally gets things right with Windows 8. Will edit your registry keys to add favorites back and you can disable quick access as well if you want. Under each user account go to the documents folder and create a folder named as you’s like to see under quick access. Pin that to quick access. In that folder create a shortcut to the folder you would like to open on the network.
That worked! Thank you! But really mapping a Network Connection to a letter is a possibility but limited to the number of letters in the Alphabet After that you can rename that “drive” to whatever you want and then really Pin it to Quick access and there your selected name is shown. Another quirky workaround, but mklink workaround doesn’t work for the network drives I need to access.
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Search related threads. Remove From My Forums. Answered by:. Archived Forums. Windows 10 General. Sign in to vote. Wednesday, September 7, PM. Hi, I am sorry for no solution, just as what you said, no possible. Regards Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
Thursday, September 8, AM. This workaround solution does not always work, as Windows 10 doesn’t let you pin network folder shortcuts to Quick Access. The option to pin to Quick Access is in the context menu, but it does nothing.
Tuesday, March 28, PM. Create a new Library named how you want the shortcut to appear Go to the Properties of this new Library and add your intended target folder Change the library icon, if you wish Right-click on this new Library and choose ‘Pin to Quick Access’ Granted, this will now add each ‘shortcut’ you wish to add to Quick Access to the Libraries section, but it’s easy enough to simply hide the Libraries in Windows Explorer and utilize only Quick Access.
Wednesday, March 29, PM. In windows 7 I could open a SharePoint folder in windows explorer, drag it onto the links section, and rename it from “shared documents” to something else. No creating libraries, no using “mklink” via command. Why in the heck does Windows 10 Quick Links operate any differently?
This needs to be fixed asap Monday, April 17, PM. I agree. This is hideous. They’ve essentially ruined Quick Links. I can’t even make a shortcut, change the name of that, and set that as a Quick Access link?
I’m stuck with Windows 10 at the office and it’s killing me. Sure doesn’t motivate me to upgrade to 10 on my personal devices. Thursday, May 25, PM. Thank you It’s absolutely ridiculous they’ve invalidated the entire purpose of this bar for me.
Links directories still exist.
Windows 10 rename quick access files free download.How to Rename Quick Access Item in Windows 10
› Windows Step 2: Navigate to the folder under Quick Access that you want to rename. Hold down the Shift key, right-click on the folder that you want to rename, and then.
Windows 10 rename quick access files free download.How to Clean Up and Tame Quick Access in Windows 10
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