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How To Create A Work Folders Shortcut


From the official release of Windows 8.1, Inclusive of the current operating system of Windows 10, a cool feature named Work Folders has been Introduced, whereby It allows you to access your work files from any device of your choice. This Is done by synchronizing data from your device(s) to your work's servers, thus available to you at any time. Wouldn't It be nice If you could access Work Folders with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to do this, by creating a Work Folders shortcut on your PC's desktop.


Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to In terms of the Work Folders feature. The typical way of accessing It, Is to navigate to Control Panel > System and Security > Work Folders. It will then launch as shown below.


From here, you can configure Work Folders to make your files available on every device you use, by retrieving settings from your company/organization. To simplify accessibility, I will demonstrate how to create a Work Folders shortcut on your computer's desktop, hence a double-click of the mouse will allow access. The process Is very simple, so without further delay, let's get this started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.


Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
%windir%\System32\WorkFolders.exe

Then hit Next to move forward.


Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips Work Folders. When you've applied yours, click Finish to finalize the process.


Step Four:

I've navigated to my computer's desktop, and as you can see, the Work Folders shortcut has been successfully created. Let's double-click It to make sure It's functional.


Step Five:

As expected, Work Folders has executed, whereby I can begin to configure It by clicking Set up Work Folders.


Last Step:

After entering my email address and hitting Next, I'd simply follow the onscreen prompts to completion.


Final Thoughts:

Whilst It's not too difficult at all to access Work Folders by navigating to Control Panel, nothing beats the simplicity of a double-click of the mouse. Furthermore, the Work Folders shortcut Is not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can copy & paste It to just about any directory you like, and have It readily available at all times.



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