The Quick access section in File Explorer houses links that reference files, folders, shared drives, or Windows locations like the Desktop or Downloads folders. Quick access links appear in the top left section of every File Explorer window which makes it a great place to link frequently used files and folders. Typically, the longer you have a computer the deeper folders get created. Folders are often organized by year or topic with sub-folders created inside. Creating links in the Quick access section to commonly used, but deep sub-folders, can be a huge time saver.
How to be More Efficient by Managing Quick Access Links
To remove a link listed in the Quick access section:
- Open File Explorer.
- Right-click on the link to remove.
- In the popup menu, select "Remove from Quick access".