Is it possible to rename Quick Access shortcuts?

DeeDee 106 Reputation points

If I right click a folder and choose "pin to Quick Access" and then go to quick access I see the shortcut there.

If I right-click on the Windows toolbar icon for Explorer, it shows me a fly-out menu with all of the Explorer shortcuts as shown in the screenshot below.

The problem comes when I have multiple folders with the same name, e.g.: "My Downloads", but they're in completely different locations they show up in the quick menu the same. Sure I can mouse over them and see their path, but ideally what I'd like to do is rename them. Then I might call one Z_My_Downloads and C_My_Downloads.

I'm assuming this isn't possible but figured it was worth asking.


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  1. Darrell Gorter 1,306 Reputation points

    I do not believe you can rename the folder at the top level under Direct Access. However you should be able to create a folder, same you Links to that folder and be able to rename the links in that folder.