We can create a direct access to the manager of devices, games, programs and also folders. That’s no problem, most of us know exactly how to create one. But is it possible to configure a keyboard shortcut to open a folder in Windows 11?

It’s totally possible set up a keyboard shortcut so that, once we press the combination of keys previously configured, the folder in question opens. A little further down we are going to see all the necessary steps that we must take to get a folder to open, simply by performing a combination of keys.

Create a keyboard shortcut to open a folder in Windows

Create Shortcut.

The first thing we will have to do is right-click on the folder and select Show more options> Send to> Desktop (Create shortcut). This will create a shortcut for this folder on your desktop.


Now we will have to go to our desktop, we can quickly access it by pressing Windows + D. Once here, we will have to look for the newly created shortcut, we will right click on it and select “Properties”.

Create shortcut to open a folder in Windows 11.

Next, we can see that the Properties window opens, at the top we will click on the “Direct Access” tab. Here we will have to click on “Shortcut key”And then we will have to make the combination of keys that we want to use in order to open that folder. Once we’re done, the only thing left to do is simply click “OK.”

Basically, that is all we have to do to be able to create a shortcut to a specific folder and, after this, to be able to create a keyboard shortcut to be able to open that folder in a matter of seconds.

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In this simple way, we can have quick access to the folders that we use the most. We can configure Ctrl + Alt + some number, if we have many folders, we can assign them numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. In this way we can organize ourselves better and be more productive.

If you have any questions about how to configure a keyboard shortcut to open a folder in Windows, you can leave it in the comment box that you will find a little further down.

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