How to Open Folders in the Windows 10 Taskbar

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If there's one or two folders you constantly access and you're tired of cluttering your display with multiple Windows, there's a trick to embed folders in the Taskbar. This way you'll be able to open files without having to hunt and peck through directories.

Here's how to add folders to the Windows Taskbar:

1. Right-click the unused space in the Taskbar.screenshot (8)

2. Select Toolbars.screenshot (9)

3. Select New toolbar.screenshot (10)

4. Navigate to a directory and click Select Folder. I selected Screenshots because I always need that folder when writing How tos.screenshot (16)

Now you can open that folder from the Taskbar!screenshot (18)

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Henry T. Casey
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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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