[Continuing to split my big post up into separate ones! Apologies if anything seems disjointed as a result.]
6> File explorer – starred files
Windows used a starred section of WinEx for folders; to have links to files I pinned them to the taskbar program icon. Zorin alters this, and uses Files bookmarks for folders, Stars for files. That is fine, I can easily adjust. I chose a layout for Files that includes a column for marking starred files.
However! It doesn’t seem to work. Or rather, if it is a folder on my C: (such as my Desktop), it has that column and I can add files to the Starred section. But 95% of the files I use are on my Data drive (D:), and Files doesn’t include a Starred column there! So how do I create shortcuts to the files on my Data drive that I used every day? And, if for some reason Files>Starred doesn’t let me link to files on my Data drive (a bug?) the Starred feature is useless to me, so is there a way to hide it from Files?
Obviously my preference would be for me to be able to star any of my frequently-used files, so the feature works fully. As far as I can see, the only other options is shortcuts placed on my desktop, but that will make it messier. Still, I could adjust to that if Starred just doesn’t work for the whole PC.