How can I ‘bookmark’ directories in Windows?

Joseph Videtto June 29, 2013
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What Windows tool will let me store locations of directories with the ease and level of detail that hyperlink locations are stored in a web browser?

For some reason, when I have to find files and directories on my Windows machine (which has four 2TB drives and a LOT of data and directories) – it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack, even though there is a very logical organization to my directory/subdirectory names. There’s just a lot of them.

Come to think of it – the same is true for my hyperlinks. I guess it’s partially me lol. I still tend to bookmark lots of places without organizing them into folders in real-time upon discovery. Just a bad habit of disorganization I guess.

But – if I were to organize my hyperlinks, I’m very happy with the tools that Chrome and Mozilla offer – both the built-in Bookmarks organizers and of course the many choices of add-ins.

However – I am unaware of such user-friendly well designed tools for storing local computer locations across my hard drives. I’ve tried adding bookmarks in Windows Explorer – but I find it very cumbersome.

Can anyone recommend the tools they’re happy with for storing local computer directory and file locations ?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Jan Fritsch
    June 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    If you are using Windows 7 or later you should look into Libraries.

    Basically they allow you to group folders in various locations into a group which is accessed like it was a single folder hierarchy.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/windows7/products/features/libraries

  2. Leland Whitlock
    June 30, 2013 at 2:14 am

    One tool I use is Xplorer2 Lite at http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm which includes a function to bookmark directories. You can also read a review of it here http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/replace-windows-explorer-with-a-more-powerful-alternative/

    Another great tool that allows you to create shortcuts to directories is FileBox eXtender at http://www.hyperionics.com/files/index.asp This one is great in that it also works in the open and save dialog boxes programs use. So if you want a quick shortcut to make opening or saving files easier this is great. It also works in Windows Explorer to take you directly to the folders you want to access.

  3. ha14
    June 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm
  4. Degenerated S
    June 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Thats very much easy ... just open windows explorer and on the left side bar there's a favorites , click on it and drag the folders into it u want to bookmark.
    there's a video here -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjznly-FvYg

    and a image -- http://s23.postimg.org/5jxjyyswb/Capture.jpg