I had recently written a post on how to get your favorite folders in the places bar for file dialogs. But as unhappy I am with the limitations in software I always try to create ways with which things can be accessed easily without having to do much.
The Places Bar trick has a limitation where you can only have 5 folders show up. I have nearly 20 folders I open or save files from so that is impossible to add them to the places bar.
To overcome this I came up with a little trick that will still allow you to access lots of folders easily with the help of places bar.
The first thing you will need to do is create a new folder on your desktop or wherever you want. Open that folder and right click on it you will find a option to add a shortcut. On choosing that option you will be asked few things with regards to the name of the shortcut and the location of the shortcut.
Create a new shortcut
Select the folder and save
Name the shortcut
Create shortcuts using the steps above to the folders you use quite frequently and add it here. Once you have created the folders open the places bar software and add this folder which contains the shortcuts to it.
That’s it now whenever you want to save a file simply click on the folder with the shortcuts and navigate to the folder you want to save the files in. This trick allows me to navigate to 10 folders spread across different locations on my computer with a single click.
Note: You will not the shortcut icons on the folders as I have disabled it using a tweaking software.
So go ahead and try this out. Do let me know if it helps you while saving and opening files through your valuable comments.