When you right-click the taskbar button of explorer, it shows a list of favorites. It doesn't seem to be the same list in the side bar of File Explorer.

For some reason this list is limited to a fixed amount of directories. Can it be increased?

  • Keep in mind that those Pinned choices at the top represent everything you have readily available under Quick access when you have a File Explorer window open. In other words, if you pin additional locations within Quick access, they will also appear on your File Explorer right-click taskbar menu.
    – Run5k
    Jan 20, 2018 at 22:08
  • @run5k if you look at the picture, those are pinned folders, not an often-accessed list of folders.
    – jokoon
    Jan 21, 2018 at 9:47

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You should be able to change the maximum number of items that appear in jumps lists utilizing the Registry Editor:

  1. Do a search for regedit, then right-click and Run as administrator
  2. If necessary, acknowledge the UAC prompt
  3. Navigate to the following location:

  4. If the JumpListItems_Maximum value doesn't already exist, right-click the Advanced key, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, type JumpListItems_Maximum and press Enter:

    Jump List Items Maximum - Initial Value

  5. In the right pane of the Advanced key, double-click on the JumpListItems_Maximum value to modify it.

  6. Select (dot) Decimal and type a number (11 or higher) for the maximum items you want in your jump lists, and click on OK:

    Jump List Items Maximum - Data

  7. The end result should resemble the following:

    Jump List Items Maximum - Updated Value

  8. Close the Registry Editor

  9. Reboot

Source: How to Change Maximum Number of Items in Jump Lists in Windows 10

  • Glad to help! However, I don't think that Microsoft perceives that limitation as a problem. I'm sure that for the vast majority of people, the default number of items displayed in the jump list is sufficient. But it is nice to have the capability to change it behind-the-scenes.
    – Run5k
    Jan 22, 2018 at 23:05

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