How to add or remove files to your Favorites in File Explorer on Windows 11

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The article provides a guide on how to add or remove files in the Favorites section of File Explorer on Windows 11. This feature allows for quick access to frequently used files, saving time and effort of navigating through multiple folders. The guide also details how maintaining the Favorites list can contribute to better file…

This article explains how to add or remove files to your favorites in File Explorer on Windows 11.

Windows File Explorer is a file manager application included with the Microsoft Windows operating system. A graphical user interface lets you view, copy, move, delete, and rename files and folders and organize them hierarchically.

With File Explorer, you can use the Undo and Redo commands, enable or disable File Explorer folder options, show or hide the details pane, show or hide the Gallery, and more.

A recently added feature to File Explorer is adding or removing files to the Favorites section. This allows users to quickly find files without navigating through folders and searching for them.

Adding or removing files to the Favorites section in File Explorer can save you time and effort locating frequently used files. By adding files to your Favorites, you can quickly access them without navigating multiple folders and searching for them.

This feature is particularly useful if you work with many files or often access the same files repeatedly. Removing the files you no longer need from your Favorites allows you to keep your list organized and clutter-free.

Add or remove files to the Favorites section in File Explorer

As mentioned above, users can add or remove files to the Favorite section in File Explorer to save time and effort in locating frequently used files.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open File Explorer or press the keyboard shortcut (Wind + E).

Next, browse and select the frequently used file you want to add to your favorite. Then, click the File Explorer ‘More options‘ (three dots) on the command bar and select the ‘Add to Favorites‘ command on the context menu.

File Explorer add to favorites

Another way to add files to your Favorites in File Explorer is to right-click the file and select ‘Add to Favorites.’

File Explorer add to favorites context menu

Files you add to your favorites will appear in File Explorer Home under Favorites.

File Explorer add to favorites display

Remove files from Favorites in File Explorer

Open File Explorer Home and expand the ‘Favorites‘ section to remove files from your favorites. Then, select and right-click the file and click “Remove from Favorites.”

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to add or remove files to the Favorites section in File Explorer. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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