The Curious Frustration:
However, I found a frustration about the manner in which the “Frequent” folders list get populated.
It considers folders that are “Frequent” to be those that you open files from them (they contain files).
Therefore if you have folder of folders e.g. “My Documents\JumpList Folder\” – it won’t be counted or included.
Even though you open it and access it plenty of times, it won’t appear on the “Frequent” list on the Windows Explorer Jump list.
To demonstrate this – I created three “sub folders” (see image below).
I created a notepad document in both “Sub Folder1” and “Sub Folder2”.
I tested this by theory by opening the Notepad document in the folders “Sub Folder1” and “Sub Folder2”, those folders appeared on the Windows Explorer Jump list immediately. (see image below)
But, however much I accessed the empty folder “Sub Folder3” or the folder of folders “JumpList Folder” – neither appeared in the Windows Explorer Jump list.
Now I understand that empty folders don’t need to classed as a “used” | “pin able” item. However, I think it strange that a folder containing folders doesn’t captured by the Windows Explorer Jump list.
I also haven’t found any documentation to state this? Anyone seen anything useful here?
Jump List Hint & Tip:
So my Windows Explorer Jump list hint & tip, is if you use a “folder of folders” which you wish to pin to the Windows Explorer Jump list – create a txt file in it, and open it, pin the folder to the Windows Explorer Jump list and remove the file!
For another Windows Explorer Jump list tip for removing stuck pins check out : Fix for When Pinned Jump List Items Get Stuck in Windows 7 by HowtoGeek