How to Add a Keyboard Shortcut to Open Folder on Windows 11?


Windows 11 users who want to open a folder quickly can set a shortcut. After settings up the shortcut, you can easily open your folder within very little time. This shortcut will work for all, whether your folder is on your computer.

This risewindows article will show how you can create that custom shortcut for your folder on Windows 11.

How does a custom keyboard shortcut work on Windows 11?

It would be best to create a Desktop shortcut for your specific folder to create a keyboard shortcut. Then you can easily assign a keyboard shortcut to a desktop shortcut. When you press the assigned keyboard shortcut, your preferred folder opens in a file explorer. This way, you need not open the drive and then find that folder to open it.

You need to create several desktop shortcuts for those folders if you have several folders that you want to open with keyboard shortcuts. Put those desktop shortcuts in a folder on the desktop. By doing this, you will arrange your desktop.

How to Compose a Keyboard Shortcut to Open a Folder on Windows 11?

Step  1. First, Go to File Explorer and find your preferred folder for that you want to create a keyboard shortcut.

Step 2. Next, right-click on the folder and select Show more options.

Show-more-optionsStep 3. Then select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut) in the following menu.

Send-to-Desktop-create-shortcutStep 4. After that, you need to access the desktop (shortcut keys Windows + D) and find your folder shortcut. Next, right-click the folder shortcut and choose Properties from the pop-up menu.

Folder-PropertiesStep 5. Select Shortuct tab from the Properties dialog. Then, in the Shortcut tab, click on the Shortcut key field and press any key from the keyboard (A-Z and 1-0).

windows will automatically add Ctrl + Alt in the keyboard shortcut.

Shortcut-PropertiesStep 6. Click on the Apply button at the bottom.

Step 7. Press the OK button to exit.

Press the key combination you have assigned When you want to open your preferred folder.

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