Quick Access vs Favourites

As a very recent upgrader to Windows 10 I am extremely disappointed with the replacement of my Favourites section with the Quick Access.

Previously, I could add various folders to my favourites, rename the link to distinguish between folders that have the same final folder name and swiftly get to all the places I need.

Now, the Quick Access section is anything but.  I can't change the name of the folders that are shown there as this changes the underlying folder name - not acceptable on out network as I'm not the only one that uses it.

For example, I know have 3 Quick Access links that all say 2015-16 and no way of distinguishing between them without selecting each one in turn.  Sadly, this is a very serious backward step as I used that functionality ALL the time.

I presume someone in the development team actually tried this before issuing the new version - or maybe I'm assuming a little too much.

Anyone have a solution ?

 

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Last updated April 3, 2020 Views 3,099 Applies to:

There were some posts/discussions about this.. but there is no workaround or solution, unfortunately.

renaming favorite’s folder in file explorer in windows 10 - Microsoft Community
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/renaming-favorites-folder-in-file-explorer-in/b970d86e-41dc-4fea-a04a-ac0ccd1f663a

Rename pinned items in Windows Explorer? (Quick Access) - Microsoft Community
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/rename-pinned-items-in-windows-explorer-quick/ddf15e5b-d8e4-4d17-aced-86048da6ced4

Is there a way to make Windows 10 "Quick access" links identifiable? - Super User
http://superuser.com/questions/1051533/is-there-a-way-to-make-windows-10-quick-access-links-identifiable

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Thanks Ramesh

Sadly, it seems that the Microsoft rush to change something to show that progress is being made has, in fact, been extremely regressive.

I've only had it for 3 days and already I can't wait to revert to 7.

One of the IT team has said that 'you'll get used to it' by why the **** should I get used to working slower.

Sounds like we're going back to the old days when some bright spark will write a piece of code to replicate the system that worked rather than the one that doesn't.

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Hi PCMK,

Although there are still lot of issues that MS needs to resolve... such as Start/Taskbar not working all of a sudden.. and Settings, metro/modern apps failing to load, and requiring a re-register of app packages using PowerShell.. despite all this i'm still enjoying Windows 10. Yes.. performance wise W7 is rock solid...and I still love it.

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I found if you right-click on the name you want to change in Quick Access and then select properties, you can change it in the General tab. 

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TSmithME - I think you may find that doing what you say changes the name of the underlying folder, not just the name in Quick Access ... and that's the problem - I don't want to change the name of the underlying folder

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You are absolutely correct PCMK.  I learned this the hard way with a production failure.

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