Windows 8.1 - Open Windows Explorer in the Favorites folder
You can configure Windows Explorer to automatically open with the Favorites folder. You first need to create a desktop shortcut to the Favorites folder and pin it to the Taskbar, from there you can add your important folders/files to the Favorite folder.
Drag and drop the shortcut on the taskbar (replacing the default Windows Explorer shortcut).
Add new locations to your Favorite folder:
Open Windows explorer and select the folder of your choice (e.g the Downloads folder)
Right click on the Favorites > Add current location to Favorites.
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