Windows 7 Links Folder not used in Windows 10
Posted on 2016-08-19
I am a heavy user of folder redirection by GPO in our 65 person company. You can login to any Windows 7 machine and your docs, desktop and a few other folders show up. One of the folders I redirect is the Links folder. It's very handy for logging into any machine, opening file explorer, and having all of the favorite places on my network pre-saved in the favorites list on the left (not to be confused with Favorites in IE)
Windows 10 has eliminated this feature and replaced it with "Quick Access." Quick Access allows you to save your favorite network locations to File Explorer just like Windows 7. However, because it's not a redirectable folder, like in Windows 7, it doesn't appear that this feature will travel with you from machine to machine in my corporate environment.
And I don't want to initiate roaming profiles just to keep this feature.
Any suggestions on how to leverage Quick Access in a similar way to Windows 7 links/favorites?