Those Windows 11 users who frequently open a specific folder can assign a keyboard shortcut to open your folder quickly. Once you assign a folder with a keyboard shortcut, you can quickly open them from the keyboard shortcut next time. Your folder may be available in any drive or within the folder; this workaround will work for all.
In this gearupwindows article, we’ll guide you on assigning your folders a custom keyboard shortcut on Windows 11.
How do Custom Keyboard Shortcuts work on Windows 11?
To make a keyboard shortcut for your specific folder, you will need to create a desktop shortcut. After that, you can easily assign that desktop shortcut a keyboard shortcut. Next time, when that assigned keyboard shortcut is pressed, your preferred folder opens in a File Explorer. This way, you don’t need to dive into local drives and find your preferred folder to open.
If you have several folders that you want to open with a keyboard shortcut, you’ll need to create desktop shortcuts for all those folders. Then put those desktop shortcuts in a folder on the desktop. This way, your desktop doesn’t get cluttered with so many folder shortcuts.
How to Compose a Keyboard Shortcut to Open a Folder on Windows 11?
Step 1. First, navigate to the File Explorer and find your folder for that you want to make a keyboard shortcut.
Step 2. Then right-click on the folder and select
Step 3. After that, in the following menu, select Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).
Step 4. Now access the Desktop (shortcut keys
Step 5. In the Properties dialog, select
Windows will automatically add
Ctrl+ Altin the keyboard shortcut.
Step 6 When you’re done, click the
Step 7. Finally, click the
That’s it. When you want to open your preferred folder, press the key combination that you have assigned.