How to Set a Keyboard Shortcut to Open a Folder on Windows 11

Do you usually open a particular folder on your Windows 11 PC? If that’s the case, specify a keyboard shortcut to the folder to launch it in a flash next time. In this article, we will look at how to assign your folders custom keyboard shortcuts in Windows 11.

How Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Performs

In this workaround, you design a desktop shortcut for your particular folder. Then you specify that desktop shortcut as a keyboard shortcut. When that specified keyboard shortcut is pressed, your particularized folder opens in a File Explorer window. This protects you from having to find and open the folder manually.

Suppose you have various folders that you want to open this way, design desktop shortcuts for all those folders, and adjust those desktop shortcuts in a folder on your Windows 11 desktop. This is to guarantee your desktop doesn’t become cluttered with so many folder shortcuts.

Launch a Folder by Creating a Keyboard Shortcut on Windows 11

To start, launch the folder’s parent folder that you need to open with a keyboard shortcut.

Once you launched the folder, right-click on it (not the parent one) and select Show More Options > Send To > Desktop (Create Shortcut). This will locate your folder’s shortcut on your desktop.

Folder Keyboard Shortcut

Access your desktop by pressing Windows+D. On the desktop, get your folder’s shortcut. Right-click this shortcut and select “Properties.”

Folder Keyboard Shortcut

Now, at the top of the Properties section, move to the “Shortcut” tab. Click the “Shortcut Key” field in the Shortcut tab and type the shortcut you want to assign to your folder.

Folder Keyboard Shortcut

Once you are done, click “OK” at the bottom of the Properties window.

And that’s all there is to it.

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