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The link does not have an answer. Darian Tab Microsoft Agent. Why not use them? In fact, they are accessible using shell:links so users needn’t know where they are. BTW where were they in W7? Robert Aldwinckle Thanks for the workaround – agreed this is absolutely ridiculous Thursday, November 9, PM. Mozley 1. I like the Library workaround but I’ve hit another snag. If I try to do this with a network location, it won’t let me add it to a library because I can’t index it. Any ideas how I can get around this?

Friday, November 10, PM. Create a folder on your hard drive for shares. Create another folder in the above share. Link the Library to this folder. Delete the folder. Use the mklink in an elevated command prompt to make a symbolic link.

Name the link the same as the folder you created above. Now you have non-indexed UNC path as a library. Edited by zaroyu Friday, November 10, PM clarity. This problem is one of the main reasons why I prefer using FreeCommander instead of the Windows Explorer.

Of course this doesn’t help if you want to open something from inside Excel etc. Really cumbersome, I know. Tuesday, November 14, AM. Click Next, and select “Choose a custom network location”, click Next. For me the Browse button on the right brings up some stupid dysfunctional window, so just type or paste in the address of the network folder you want the shortcut to open to sorry I’m not going to explain how to figure that out here – if you are unsure look elsewhere – click Next.

Read the fantastical box telling you that you have successfully created a network location and shortcut, Click Finish. Place shortcuts to places and files! Expand the ‘Desktop’ under ‘This PC’ to see the folder, and click on it to see your shortcuts in the main window. Friday, November 17, AM. NTP66 Great solution!

Libraries seem to have “group by” enabled by default. Tuesday, December 19, PM. Tuesday, December 26, PM. Here is a work-around that was successful remote machine is Windows 7 , at least for my purposes: 1 On remote machine, right-click the target directory and select Advanced Sharing. Friday, January 5, PM. Thanks so much for taking time to post this. It works great for what I wanted!!

Saturday, January 13, PM. On some of my short Quick Access shortcuts, I can right-click on it, go to Properties, and change the name right there on the General tab. But a most recent location I added to the quick access won’t let me do that. Thursday, January 25, PM.

Friday, February 23, AM. Thursday, March 1, PM. Monday, March 5, AM. I think its kind of ridiculous that we have to map the library first as a network drive and name it how we like, then pin it to Quick Access. To train users on how to perform these steps is a headache. Any tech savvy person can do this easily but outside of that people do not like taking all of these steps and are confused.

Wednesday, March 14, PM. This still changes the name of the original folder. And this workaround only works for a small number of libraries. We’ll have users that have more libraries to connect to than the alphabet would allow!

We have dozens of project sites with the same template used, so all document libraries have the same logical and URL name. As of the latest release of Win 10 updates, renaming items in Quick Access still renames the original folder. Workarounds won’t be marked as an answer ;. This has already been fixed right? This should update the description of the quick access link. Thursday, March 15, PM.

Absolutely ridiculous. I learned to greatly value ‘Favorites’, but by not being able to rename the links, Microsoft has rendered ‘Quick Access’ completely useless for anything but the most rudimentary function. What were they thinking? Thursday, March 22, AM. They weren’t :. Monday, June 4, PM. Good workaround. Doesn’t work on non indexed network drives.

Thursday, June 28, PM. What I do is create a folder anywhere, name it something, then in that folder put a shortcut to the path. You can rename it in there. I created the pinned folder and linked them on each respective PC C-drives. This may not be as easy on a server where you may not have access to run command prompt, but if you create the link on the same drive as the source folder, it may work. Not sure if anyone found a workaround for this.

Did anyone find a solution that works? I found this but did not try as the Registry must be modified. Can you restore the Win 7 Favorites properties in Win 10 that allows you to rename the Network Folder Favorite without renaming the actual folder and retain the actual as opposed to above where it changes the path? Here is a link to doing this but the Registry must be modified so I have not tried. I found a solution.

Remove the original short cut where ever it is. It works on both folders on the local drive and folders on the server! Might be cooler if I could figure out how to create a right-click option for folders that would do the same, but this works great for now. Your email address will not be published. Support us Winaero greatly relies on your support. Share this post. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Using Telegram?

 
 

 

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replace.me › Windows Step 2: Navigate to the folder under Quick Access that you want to rename. Hold down the Shift key, right-click on the folder that you want to rename, and then.