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Renaming Favorites in Quick Access RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has MS come up with a fix for not being able to rename quick access favorites without renaming the directory?  it is reeking havoc throughout the company as people do not realize the are renaming directories and screwing up links.  Regardless it also makes the quick access someone useless.  I have 15 different folders named December within different structures.  Why would they do this?

    Friday, January 17, 2020 3:30 PM

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  • The procedure is described in the article Rename Quick Access pinned folders in Windows 10 in detail and with screenshots. Here is the bare method :

    1. Unpin from Quick Access the folders you wish to rename.

    2. Create a new empty folder, for example c:\Users\your_name\Pinned Folders.

    3. Open a new Command Prompt (CMD) window and type the following command per each folder to pin:
      mklink /J "%userprofile%\Pinned Folders\New Name" "c:\path\folder to pin"
      (%userprofile% is same as c:\Users\your_name)

    4. Right click the items in %userprofile%\Pinned Folders and pin them to Quick Access.


    S.Sengupta,Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT, Windows Insider MVP

    Friday, January 17, 2020 11:51 PM
  • Hi Ryan, 

    Any update?

    Bests, 


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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:54 AM
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