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We all have certain folders A Quick Fix for Slow "Downloads" Folders in Windows 10 A Quick Fix for Slow "Downloads" Folders in Windows 10 When you amass a lot of files in your Downloads folder, it might take a while to open it. Here's how to speed it up without having to delete everything. Read More that we use in our computer. Downloads, Pictures, Documents, or whatever your most used folders are, you probably know exactly which ones you’re constantly digging into.

Microsoft knows this, which is why it added the Quick Access Navigate Your Favorite Files Faster in Windows 10 with Quick Access Navigate Your Favorite Files Faster in Windows 10 with Quick Access File Explorer in Windows 10 introduces a subtle change: The Favorites bar is now Quick Access, which relies on data to show your most used folders first. And you can still pin or hide folders. Read More area to Explorer. In here, you can pin your favorite folders, so you can jump to them from anywhere.

Unfortunately, you can’t rename folders How to Batch Rename & Mass Delete Files in Windows How to Batch Rename & Mass Delete Files in Windows Are you pulling your hair out over how to batch rename or delete hundreds or thousands of files? Chances are, someone else is already bald and figured it out. We show you all the tricks. Read More pinned to Quick Access, and creating a shortcut to folder will still display the original name. Don’t believe me? Go rename one off the folders you have pinned to Quick Access. It’ll still display the default name. But fear not, because there’s a workaround How To Install A Wireless Printer On Windows & Workarounds How To Install A Wireless Printer On Windows & Workarounds Having problems connecting to your wireless printer or looking for a way to make a cabled printer accessible wirelessly? Use these tips and tricks to achieve wireless printing Zen. Read More !

First, go to folder you want to rename, and Shift+Right-click it. Click Copy as Path. Now, you’ll need to Right-click the Start Menu, and then launch Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu that appears.

In the command prompt window, type the following:

mklink /J <path to the new folder shortcut> <path to the original folder>

In the above text, replace <path to the new folder shortcut> with the name of the folder you want, and the path of it. If you wanted to change downloads to “Place With Stuff”, you’d type “C:/Place With Stuff” there (with the quotes).

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For <path to the original folder>, you want to put the paste the patch you copied earlier.

Here’s an example:

mklink /J “C:/Place With Stuff” “C:\Users\Dave\Downloads”

Press Enter to execute the command, you will see “Junction created,” which means it worked.

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Now, head to the new folder shortcut you made, right-click it, then select Pin to Quick Access. Now, delete the original one, you will have created a link that will take you to the original folder, but with a name of your choosing!

Do you have a default Windows folder that you want to rename? Which one is it? Can you share why? Let us know!

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  1. Abhijeet kundu
    March 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm

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