If you want a few more options for getting around in My Computer (or just “Computer” as its known in Windows 7 and beyond), you can add anything to this page by placing shortcuts in a little-known folder. Depending on what version of Windows you’re running, this folder may be in a different place, but here’s the quickest way to get there.
- Press Win+R to bring up the “Run” dialog box.
- Enter “%appdata%” (no quotes).
- Navigate to MicrosoftWindowsNetwork Shortcuts.
- Put anything you’d like in this folder.
You can place app shortcuts, links to folders, or even networked locations in here and they’ll all show up when you click “Computer”, under the Network Location subheading.