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Word Tips & Tricks: Hard Drive Folder Shortcuts

Posted By Susan C. King, Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Microsoft Word: Tips & Tricks

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Here are two forms of shortcuts to access folders on the hard drive:




CLICK on the folder at the bottom ribbon of the Desktop.  


Microsoft Word: Tips and Tricks 


Locate a favorite folder.

Microsoft Word: Tips and Tricks


CTRL {Hold} + CLICK on folder.

 Microsoft Word: Tips & Tricks

LEFT CLICK {Hold} Mouse and scroll up to hover over Favorites.

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Folder will be listed under favorites.  

Select “Favorites” and double click your favorite folder.    

Note:  Folder on bottom of ribbon will open to the last folder accessed.    





CLICK on the folder at the bottom ribbon of the Desktop.  


Microsoft Word: Tips and Tricks 


Microsoft Word Tips & TricksMinimize Window {This will keep your folder window but also give access to the Desktop – you will need to minimize or shut down all other applications.}  


On Desktop, scroll to Folder which needs the shortcut.  

Microsoft Word: Tips and Tricks 



[CTRL {Hold} DRAG Folder to the Desktop + RELEASE.]

Shortcut for folder is now on Desktop.  DOUBLE CLICK on Desktop Folder to access Folder and files.


Susan C. King, Legal Word Processor, was hired by Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP as a floater secretary in 1994 and soon thereafter advanced into a legal secretarial position. Three years later, she transferred into the Word Processing Department and is continuing her journey toward becoming a software specialist with strong ties to training and macro development. If you would like Susan to cover a particular Word topic or have any questions, please email her at Susan.King@wallerlaw.com.  



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