How to Get Windows XP's Quick Launch Bar In Windows 10

PCWorld | Oct 28, 2016

The beloved Quick Launch Bar from Windows XP lives on in Windows 10, providing easy access to specific folders and files from the taskbar. Here’s how to get it.

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The Quick Launch Bar is a classic feature from Windows XP that could pop up a list of folders or applications from the taskbar. Most people use desktop icons in the taskbar now, but you can still use Quick Launch in Windows 10. Here’s how.


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Right-click an empty space in the taskbar and select Toolbars > New Toolbar. A File Explorer window will open.


I can turn any folder into a toolbar here, such as Downloads or Pictures. Getting the Quick Launch toolbar is a little trickier. Go to File Explorer’s address bar and type this:


%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch




Hit Enter, and now you’re in the Quick Launch folder. Click the Select Folder button. Now, the Quick Launch folder will appear on my taskbar on the right. Click the little double arrow next to its name, and you’ll see the list of items in this folder.


Now that we’ve brought back the Quickl Launch folder, send your other questions about customizing Windows 10 to answer@pcworld.com.
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