Tip: Create Custom Shell Folders Like My Documents, My Pictures With My Shell Folder

I have been always fascinated by these shell folders like my documents, my pictures and my music etc as they can reside some where on your desktop and start menu which makes them easy to access and they can not be deleted or renamed.


All these shell folders in windows are based on folder redirection principle where a particular folder space is being redirected to a specific path in windows like My Pictures or My Documents will be actually placed in Documents and Settings >> Username >> My Documents or My Pictures

My Shell Folder allows you to create shell folders like My Documents, My Pictures which will be shown in My Computer and stay on your desktop and they cannot be deleted or renamed.

In order to create a shell folder with my shell folder, you would need to follow the four basic steps

1. Enter the name of your folder

2. Point To target folder

3. Select a folder icon for the custom folder

4. Click Create Folder

Note: You will need to press F5 at the desktop and My computer to show the new icon.

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