One of the more requested enhancements to the PA platform is the addition of more folder shortcuts, other than the default Documents, Music, Pictures, Video, and Explore.
While you can't add them to the same right-hand side of the platform yet, it is easy to make shortcuts to folders in with the app shortcuts.
This example makes shortcuts to two custom subfolders of Documents: Web Pages and Work.
First create your subfolders:
Then create the following folder structure:
Then, make or copy icons for each folder, and place them in AppInfo with the names appicon1.ico and appicon2.ico
Finally, make a text file containing the following, and save in AppInfo as appinfo.ini:
[Format] Type=PortableAppsFormat Version=0.91 [Details] Name=Folder [Control] Icons=2 Start=..\..\Documents\ Start1=..\..\Documents\WebPages\ Name1=.Web Pages Start2=..\..\Documents\Work\ Name2=.Work
So you should have the following
X: |_Documents | |_WebPages | |_Work | |_PortableApps |_Folders |_App |_AppInfo |_appicon1.ico |_appicon2.ico |_appinfo.ini
Now, Refresh App Icons, and you should see two new icons in your app list, that will open those folders.
I started the names with a "." so that they would appear at the top, but you can also make them favorites, and rename them as you would any other.