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The Favorites list in the Start menu offers a quick way to access frequently used items. If you’re constantly downloading and editing photos or updating your shopping list in Word, those items are good candidates for your Favorites List.

To add a file or folder to your Favorites List:

  1. Locate the files or folders that you want to make a Favorite by using Windows Explorer.

    To open Windows Explorer, right-click Start and choose Open Windows Explorer.

  2. Click a file or folder and drag it to any of the Favorites folders.

    The Favorites folders appear in the Navigation pane on the left.

  3. Choose Start→Favorites.

    A submenu that contains a list of your Favorites appears.

  4. Click an item to open it.

    If the Favorites item doesn’t display on your Start menu, right-click the Start menu and choose Properties. On the Start Menu tab in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box, click the Customize button. Make sure that Favorites Menu is selected and then click OK twice to save the setting.

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