DockFolder: Allow you to Create your Toolbar in Windows 11 and 10

On a Windows 10 computer, you can create a new Toolbar on the Taskbar to access your favorite files and folders quickly. You don’t need to navigate through the File Explorer to open a folder, file, or program. However, this feature is missing on Windows 11, and with the built-in options, you can’t create your own Toolbar, at least for now. That means you’ll need to take the help of a third-party tool.

In this gearupwindows article, we will introduce a new freeware application called DockFolder.

DockFolder for Windows 11 and 10

As mentioned above, Dock Folders is free for use application and is compatible with only Windows 11 and 10. It is a highly customizable tool, and you can create your own toolbar with ease.

First, download and install it on your Windows 11 or 10 machine to use this application. Once you install Dock Folders on your computer, it will sit in the system tray. You can access its settings by right-clicking on its icon on the system tray and selecting the Settings option.

When you open the settings of DockFolder, you will see Documents folder is added by default in the launcher list. Clicking the + or  button beside the Folders box, you can add or remove folders according to your needs.

Apart from adding or removing the folders to the launcher list, you can enable or disable the following:-

  • Load on startup.
  • Enable or disable sound.
  • Set a hotkey to open this app (Shift + Ctrl + F1).
  • Integrate to the right-click menu.

Once you have made the desired changes, click the Save button to store the changes.

To access the folders included in DockFolder, click on its icon on the system tray, and after that, you can navigate to your directed file or folder. You will see your files and folders aligned vertically in an elegant manner.


In my opinion, DockFolder may be an excellent alternative to launch files and folders to a custom toolbar. Using this tool, you can quickly access your files and folders from the Windows 11/10 Taskbar itself.

Download DockFolder

Please ensure that it is still in the beta stage, and you might encounter an error. You can download DockFolder utility from its official website if you need it.

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