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Customize Navigation Pane in Windows 7

June 27, 2012  by: naruto  Points: 12   Category: Others  Earning $0.40   Views: 1233

Customize Navigation Pane in windows 7. Add new items in Favorites and Library.


Navigation pane is quite important part of the Windows. If someone doesn’t know about it, then let me tell you, the column on the left side which carrying Favorites, Libraries and other things on each folders and drives called Navigation Pane. Using it we can access different important folders and drives directly.

We can also customize this column and put our favorite folders and libraries. By this way we can access our important folders and file more easily.

How to add Folder in Favorites?
To add folders in Favorites, just open the folder you want to put in Favorites. Now right click on Favorites from the navigation pane and click on add current location to Favorites. This will add the folder in which you are (means current folder) in the Favorites list. You can also drag and drop your folders in to Favorites directly. To change the position of the folders in the Favorites, you can do it just by dragging and dropping the folders at the different position.

Removing Items from the Favorites:
To removing items from the favorites, just right click on any item and click on remove. This will remove that item from the favorites list.

How to create new Library?
There is also option of Libraries on navigation pane which includes documents, music, pictures and videos. Now we can create our own library in this section. Just right click on Libraries and click on Library from the New option. This will create new library in the libraries section and you can rename it as you like.

Adding and removing folders from the Created Library?
Now to add or remove the folders from the created or existing library just right click on the library (make sure you are right clicking on the library from the Navigation pane) you want and click on Properties. This will give the property window of that library and from that you can easily add and remove folders in to it as shown in below image.

Hiding items from the Libraries list:
To hide items from the list, just right click on any library and right click on it. Now select Properties from it. Now in the property window you will see the Attribute section at the bottom. Just check off the Shown in navigation pane to hide that item from the Libraries list. You can see that option from the below image.

What is difference between Favorites and Libraries on the navigation pane?
Only difference is that you can add different folders in to Favorites, while in libraries you can create single library which can include multiple folders.

So this is it. I have described the most of the things which is important to customize the Navigation Pane. Hope it will be helpful to you.


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